any American spring plant belonging to the genus Claytonia, of the purslane family, especially C. virginica, having an elongated cluster of white flowers tinged with pink.
a pale green annual plant (Claytonia perfoliata) of the purslane family, originally North American, having small white flowers above fused leaves that encircle the stem
- Spring balance
noun 1. a device in which an object to be weighed is attached to the end of a helical spring, the extension of which indicates the weight of the object on a calibrated scale
adjective, sprucier, spruciest. 1. spruce2 (def 1).
noun 1. Metallurgy. an opening through which molten metal is poured into a mold. the waste metal left in this opening after casting. 2. Metalworking. a channel in a forging die permitting the die to clear that part of the rough piece not being forged. verb (used with object), sprued, spruing. 3. to cut the […]
verb (used without object), Australian Slang. 1. to make or give a speech, especially extensively or elaborately; spiel; orate. verb 1. (intransitive) (Austral, archaic, slang) to speak in public (used esp of a showman or salesman)