called also the Sea of Galilee (q.v.) and of Gennesaret. In the Old Testament it is called the Sea of Chinnereth or Chinneroth. John (21:1) is the only evangelist who so designates this lake. His doing so incidentally confirms the opinion that he wrote after the other evangelists, and at a period subsequent to the taking of Jerusalem (A.D. 70). Tiberias had by this time become an important city, having been spared by the Romans, and made the capital of the province when Jerusalem was destroyed. It thus naturally gave its name to the lake.
noun 1. Astronomy. Mare Tranquillitatis.
noun 1. Also called sea squill. a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill. 2. a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow leaves and clusters of violet flowers. noun 1. another name for sea squill
noun 1. a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas. noun 1. a large marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, formerly hunted for its thick dark brown fur
noun 1. a kelp, Postelsia palmaeformis, of the Pacific coast of North America, that resembles a miniature palm tree.