tending to splutter:
spluttery fire sparks.
verb (used without object) 1. to talk rapidly and somewhat incoherently, as when confused, excited, or embarrassed: When pushed for an explanation, he always spluttered. 2. to make a sputtering sound, or emit particles of something explosively, as water dropped onto a hot griddle. 3. to fly or fall in particles or drops; spatter, as […]
noun, Botany. 1. the lower layer of the ground tissue of a leaf, characteristically containing irregularly shaped cells with relatively few chloroplasts and large intercellular spaces. spongy parenchyma (spŭn’jē) A layer of cells in the interior of leaves, consisting of loosely arranged, irregularly shaped cells that have chloroplasts. The spongy parenchyma has many spaces between […]
- Spongy substance
spongy substance n. See spongy bone.
noun 1. an engagement or promise, especially one made on behalf of another. 2. International Law. an engagement made on behalf of a government by an agent acting beyond his or her authority or without the required authorization and not binding on the government unless ratified. 3. the act of becoming surety for another. noun […]