the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.
the hard black-and-brown striped wood of several trees of the genus Diospyros, esp D. quaesita of India and Sri Lanka, used in making furniture: family Ebenaceae See also ebony (sense 2)
a squid, especially of the genus Loligo. Historical Examples Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained Henry Lee The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z […]
squid. Contemporary Examples The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer Emily Shire July 11, 2014 Fresh Picks The Daily Beast June 21, 2010 What to Eat Cookstr.com August 24, 2009 John Sayles Declares His Independence Ben Crair May 8, 2011 Fresh Picks The Daily Beast June 21, 2010 noun squid […]
a purplish-black, almond-shaped olive with a fruity flavor and meaty texture, often split and cured in brine and packed in vinegar. noun an aubergine-coloured Greek olive
the sweet flag, Acorus calamus. its aromatic root. any of various tropical Asian palms of the genus Calamus, some of which are a source of rattan. the hollow base of a feather; a quill. a slip of the pen. Historical Examples Old English Libraries Ernest Savage noun (pl) -mi (-ˌmaɪ) any tropical Asian palm of […]