[puhl-vahy-nuh s] /pʌlˈvaɪ nəs/
noun, plural pulvini
[puhl-vahy-nahy] /pʌlˈvaɪ naɪ/ (Show IPA)
Botany. a cushionlike swelling at the base of a leaf or leaflet, at the point of junction with the axis.
Architecture. (def 2).
noun (pl) -ni (-naɪ)
a swelling at the base of a leafstalk: changes in its turgor pressure cause changes in the position of the leaf
[pyoo-muh, poo-] /ˈpyu mə, ˈpu-/ noun 1. . 2. the fur of a . /ˈpjuːmə/ noun 1. a large American feline mammal, Felis concolor, that resembles a lion, having a plain greyish-brown coat and long tail Also called cougar, mountain lion n. 1777, from Spanish puma, from Quechua (Peru) puma.
[puhm-uh-loh] /ˈpʌm əˌloʊ/ noun, plural pumelos. 1. .
[puhm-is] /ˈpʌm ɪs/ noun 1. Also called pumice stone. a porous or spongy form of volcanic glass, used as an abrasive. verb (used with object), pumiced, pumicing. 2. to rub, smooth, clean, etc., with pumice. /ˈpʌmɪs/ noun 1. Also called pumice stone. a light porous acid volcanic rock having the composition of rhyolite, used for […]
- Pumice country
noun 1. (NZ) volcanic farmland in the North Island