a pentosan, found chiefly in vegetable gums, that yields arabinose upon hydrolysis.
The pentosans, araban and xylan, occur normally in the stems and outer seed coats of many common plants.
The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
a female given name. Contemporary Examples To keep this network up and running, the Abwehr paid Garcia, whom they code-named “Arabel,” the then-vast sum of £20,000. Garbo the Spy: Documentary on the Double Agent Who Helped Defeat Hitler Andrew Roberts November 26, 2011 Historical Examples Arabel stays with me till we go, which will be […]
Fine Arts. a sinuous, spiraling, undulating, or serpentine line or linear motif. a pose in ballet in which the dancer stands on one leg with one arm extended in front and the other leg and arm extended behind. a short, fanciful musical piece, typically for piano. any ornament or ornamental object, as a rug or […]
a peninsula in SW Asia, including , Yemen Arab Republic, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait: divided in ancient times into , , and . About 1,000,000 sq. mi. (2,600,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the cancellation of Alice in […]
- Arabia deserta
an ancient division of Arabia, in the N part between Syria and Mesopotamia. Historical Examples The old Ishmaelites used to dwell in Arabia Deserta—a land scorched by burning sands, with scant vegetation and brackish water. A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris Arabia Deserta—the desert between Palestine and the Euphrates. A […]