a climbing, tropical American plant, Monstera deliciosa, of the arum family, characterized by cordlike, aerial roots and large, perforated leaves.
the greenish-yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this plant.
a Greek island in the Mediterranean, S of Peloponnesus: site of former ancient temple of Aphrodite. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km). Historical Examples noun a Greek island off the SE coast of the Peloponnese: in ancient times a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Pop: 3354 (2001). Area: about 285 sq km (110 sq […]
Archaic. to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth, especially a corpse. Obsolete. to wax. Historical Examples noun a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak in such birds as the parrot verb (transitive) to wrap (a corpse) in a cerecloth n. late 15c., from French cire “wax” […]
serif. a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of M. noun (printing) a small line at the extremities of a main stroke in a type character n. “lines at the top or bottom of a letter;” see sans-serif. n. in typography, 1841, earlier […]