[krin-l-in] /ˈkrɪn l ɪn/
a petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out.
a stiff, coarse cotton material for interlining.
a hoop skirt.
a reinforcement of iron straps for holding together brickwork, as of a furnace or chimney.
a stiff fabric, originally of horsehair and linen used in lining garments
a petticoat stiffened with this, worn to distend skirts, esp in the mid-19th century
a framework of steel hoops worn for the same purpose
1830, from French crinoline “hair cloth” (19c.), from Italian crinolino, from crino “horsehair” (from Latin crinis “hair”) + lino “flax, thread,” from Latin linum (see linen). So called from the warp and woof fibers of the original mixture.
noun 1. (on a Windsor chair) a stretcher having an inwardly curved piece connecting the front legs, and connected to the back legs by short, straight pieces.
crinophagy cri·noph·a·gy (krə-nŏf’ə-jē) n. The disposal of excess secretory granules by lysosomes.
[krahy-nohs, krin-ohs] /ˈkraɪ noʊs, ˈkrɪn oʊs/ adjective 1. .
[krahy-nuh m] /ˈkraɪ nəm/ noun 1. any of the tropical and subtropical bulbous plants constituting the genus Crinum, of the amaryllis family, usually having umbels of large, showy flowers. /ˈkraɪnəm/ noun 1. any plant of the mostly tropical amaryllidaceous genus Crinum, having straplike leaves and clusters of lily-like flowers Also called crinum lily