an evergreen tree or large shrub, Tamarix aphylla, native to desert regions of western Asia and northern Africa, having small, pink flowers in terminal clusters, widely planted as a windbreak and ornamental.
athelia athelia a·the·li·a (ə-thē’lē-ə) n. The congenital absence of the nipples.
a man of royal blood; a prince. Historical Examples “Whom thou thinkest a nithing, O friend,” answered the atheling. Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman Nor was this all: in London, there had already formed a cabal in favour of the atheling. Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton His espousal of the cause of Edgar the atheling led […]
a.d. 895?–940, king of England 925–940. Historical Examples He also remembers seeing Athelstan place the packet in the safe.’ The Ivory Gate, a new edition Walter Besant Athelstan succeeds to the throne of Wessex and its dependencies. On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire Charles Hardwick Because his son Edmund was under age, the crown was […]
inflected without a vowel. Historical Examples In the verb the athematic conjugation has disappeared and the distinction of primary and secondary endings is not observed. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5 Various adjective (music) not based on themes (linguistics) (of verbs) having a suffix attached immediately to the stem, without an intervening vowel