resembling a calliope in sound; piercingly loud:
a calliopean voice.
any of several species of coreopsis, especially Coreopsis tinctoria, a widely cultivated garden plant. Historical Examples A Woman’s Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely noun another name for coreopsis
calipash. the part of a turtle next to the upper shield, consisting of a greenish gelatinous substance, considered a delicacy. Historical Examples Men’s Wives William Makepeace Thackeray Men’s Wives William Makepeace Thackeray noun a variant spelling of calipash noun the greenish glutinous edible part of the turtle found next to the upper shell, considered a […]
caliper. Usually, calipers. an instrument for measuring thicknesses and internal or external diameters inaccessible to a scale, consisting usually of a pair of adjustable pivoted legs. any of various calibrated instruments for measuring thicknesses or distances between surfaces, usually having a screwed or sliding adjustable piece. Compare vernier caliper. thickness or depth, as of paper […]
noun a measuring instrument having two parallel jaws, one fixed at right angles to the end of a calibrated scale and the other sliding along it