Achilary



having no labellum or lip, or one that is undeveloped, as in the flower of certain orchids.

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  • Achill island

    noun an island in the Republic of Ireland, off the W coast of Co Mayo. Area: 148 sq km (57 sq miles). Pop: 2620 (2002) Historical Examples On achill island there is a comfortable hotel at the ‘missionary settlement,’ which is about 10 miles from the ferry. Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II W. […]

  • Pius xi

    (Achille Ratti) 1857–1939, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1922–39. Contemporary Examples Kertzer credits John Paul II with opening the files on the Pius XI papacy, in 2002, which made him decide to embark upon the book. How the Catholic Church Got in Bed with Mussolini Jason Berry February 4, 2014 Aloof and bookish, Pius XI (Achille Ratti) […]



  • Achillea

    any composite plant of the genus Achillea, having toothed or divided leaves and flat-topped clusters of flowers, and including the yarrow and sneezewort. Historical Examples achillea millefolium (common yarrow), by river and log-paths, and Smith’s. The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau noun any plant of the N temperate genus Achillea, with white, yellow, or purple […]

  • Achillean

    the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of Homer’s Iliad. He killed Hector and was killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot, with an arrow. Historical Examples I had inferred from his books, or magnified from some anecdotes, an impression of achillean wrath,—an untamable petulance. Stories of […]



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