the generic name for thrift (sense 2)
armeria, a genus of handsome plants growing on the sea-coast.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Two other Visigothic crowns are also preserved with it in the armeria Real.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7 Various
There was a little turf in one place, in the next a tuft of armeria, then mud or clay, and there—assuredly a foot had trodden.
In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
The caterpillar feeds on the roots of thrift or sea-pink (armeria vulgaris), and is full grown about June.
The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series Richard South
The caterpillar is said to feed on the flower heads of common Thrift (armeria vulgaris).
British Butterfiles W. S. Coleman
- Armes parlantes
plural noun (heraldry) arms using devices to illustrate the name of the bearers, such as a rose and a wall to illustrate the name Rosewall Historical Examples The Starckens of the Island of Oesel also use the like as armes parlantes; the field in this case is or. A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles […]
a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin. Historical Examples The English armet was rarely furnished with a bavier or movable chin-piece, and the fixed one, called a mentonire, was small. Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with […]
as much as a person can hold or carry in an or both . Informal. a girl or woman with a well-rounded figure. Informal. an obstreperous child; handful. Historical Examples Nor did he move when Nest brought the armful of dry clothes. The Doom of the Griffiths Elizabeth Gaskell Wentworth reentered, followed by the Earl’s […]
the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters. a large body of persons trained and armed for war. any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of […]