Calceiform



adjective
(botany) shaped like a shoe or slipper
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The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

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    (chiefly of members of certain religious orders) wearing shoes; shod. Historical Examples The Philippine Islands, 14931898, Volume XXXVI, 16491666 Various The Philippine Islands, 14931898, Volume XXXVI, 16491666 Various The Philippine Islands, 14931898, Volume XXXVI, 16491666 Various The Philippine Islands, 14931898, Volume XXXVI, 16491666 Various The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624 Various The Philippine Islands, […]

  • Calceolaria

    any plant of the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, various species of which are cultivated for their slipperlike flowers. Historical Examples Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle noun any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers Also called slipperwort



  • Calceolate

    having the form of a shoe or slipper, as the labellum of certain orchids. Historical Examples Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

  • Calces

    a plural of calx. the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned. lime1 (def 1). Historical Examples The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2) John Ayrton Paris Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry Joseph Priestley […]



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