any plant of the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, various species of which are cultivated for their slipperlike flowers.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers Also called slipperwort
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
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 […]
noun (Greek myth) a soothsayer who assisted the Greeks in the Trojan War Historical Examples The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo Mysticism and its Results John Delafield The Story of Troy Michael Clarke Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray William Shakespeare John Masefield Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray Tales of Troy […]
a combining form of calcium, used with the meaning “calcium salt” or “calcite” in the formation of compound words: calciferous. combining form indicating lime or calcium: calcify