an oak, Quercus imbricaria, yielding a wood used for shingles, clapboards, etc.
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Pathology. 1. a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, especially by reactivated virus in an older person, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves. noun 1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in […]
noun 1. Geology. a sedimentary structure in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction. noun 1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings. 2. a woman’s close-cropped haircut. 3. Informal. a small signboard, especially […]
adjective 1. consisting of or covered with shingle.
noun, Buddhism. 1. a Japanese form of syncretistic Buddhism founded in the 9th century by Kūkai (a.d. 774–835) and stressing the oral transmission of mystic formulas from master to disciple.