any of several tropical American shrubs or woody vines belonging to the genus Allamanda, of the dogbane family, having showy yellow or purple flowers, and often used for ornamental plantings.
a male given name. Contemporary Examples During the transitional phase, board members Allan Mayer and David Danziger will reign as co-chairmen of the board. His Reputation Precedes Him: Dov Charney’s Blacklist Justin Jones June 18, 2014 Allan, who declined to comment for this story, joined Facebook in June 2009. Middle East Uprising: Facebook’s Secret Role […]
a member of the epidote group, a silicate of calcium, cerium, aluminum, and iron, occurring chiefly in brown-to-black masses or prismatic crystals. noun a rare black or brown mineral consisting of the hydrated silicate of calcium, aluminium, iron, cerium, lanthanum, and other rare earth minerals. It occurs in granites and other igneous rocks. Formula: (Ca,Ce,La,Y)2(Al,Fe,Be,Mn,Mg)3(SiO4)3(OH)
allantiasis allantiasis al·lan·ti·a·sis (āl’ən-tī’ə-sĭs) n. Poisoning due to the ingestion of sausages, usually the result of consuming sausages containing the toxins of Clostridium botulium. Also called sausage poisoning. Historical Examples This may take place with other kinds of flesh, and is known as botulism, or allantiasis. A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 […]
allanto- allanto- or allant- pref. Sausage-shaped: allantoid.