Apothecary jar



a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, as a lamp base or flower vase.

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  • Apothecia

    the fruit of certain lichens and fungi: usually an open, saucer-shaped or cup-shaped body, the inner surface of which is covered with a layer that bears asci. Historical Examples Tuck., with much stronger, darker thallus and apothecia on the whole larger. Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 Bruce Fink and Leafy J. […]

  • Apothecium

    the fruit of certain lichens and fungi: usually an open, saucer-shaped or cup-shaped body, the inner surface of which is covered with a layer that bears asci. Historical Examples Nylander called the apothecium pale within, but forms with red-brown hypothecia are admitted by later writers. Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 Bruce […]



  • Apothegm

    a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Historical Examples It has been an apothegm these five thousand years, that toil sweetens the bread it earns. The Old Manse (From “Mosses From An Old Manse”) Nathaniel Hawthorne That a style of this kind should be rich in apothegm is not surprising. Francis Beaumont: […]

  • Apothem

    a perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to one of its sides. Historical Examples The “apothem is a perpendicular from the vertex of a pyramid on a side of the base.” The Solution of the Pyramid Problem Robert Ballard I have mentioned the above to show how very nearly these ratios agree with […]



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