a stalk or column supporting the stamens, formed by the fusion of their filaments.
(botany) an extension of the receptacle carrying the androecium and the gynoecium, typical of the caper family (Capparidaceae) Also called androgynophore
noun a passion for committing homicides; homicidal mania; also called phonomania Word Origin Greek andros ‘man’ + phonos ‘murder’ + mania ‘frenzy’
Yuri [yoo r-ee] /ˈyʊər i/ (Show IPA), 1914–84, Russian politician: general secretary of the Communist Party 1982–84. a former name (1984–90) of . Contemporary Examples There were, for example, a lot of jokes about Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Chernenko, and Andropov. Inside ‘Leviathan’: Russian Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Award-Winning Anti-Putin Cannes Film Richard Porton May 26, 2014 noun […]
Sir Edmund, 1637–1714, British governor in the American colonies, 1686–89, 1692–98. the largest island in the Bahamas, in the W part of the group. 1600 sq. mi. (4144 sq. km). Historical Examples Andros was received so favorably at home that under the new administration he was appointed governor of Virginia and Maryland. The Loyalists of […]
any plant of the genus Androsace, of the primrose family, having basal leaves and white or reddish flowers. Historical Examples In another part grew an androsace with two drooping flowers. Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn In more sunny places a Primula and androsace were in full flower. Western Himalaya and Tibet Thomas Thomson Wild flowers […]