a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble glucoside, c 15 h 16 o 9 , obtained from the bark of the common horse chestnut and used chiefly in skin preparations as a protective against sunburn.
c620–c560 b.c, greek writer of fables. contemporary examples a long list of favorite books includes animal farm, brave new world, the wizard of oz, aesop’s fables, and the odyssey. gabrielle giffords’ gunman: jared lee loughner eve conant january 7, 2011 historical examples even children are now taught, in despite of aesop, that animals never spoke. […]
- Aesop's fables
aesop’s fables aesop’s fables [(ee-suhps, ee-sops)] a group of stories thought to have been written by aesop, a greek storyteller. the main characters in these stories are animals, and each story demonstrates a moral lesson. (see also “the boy who cried wolf,” “the fox and the grapes,” and “the tortoise and the hare.”)
of, relating to, or characteristic of aesop or his fables: a story that points an aesopian moral. conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: in the candidate’s aesopian language, “soft on communism” was to be interpreted as “communist sympathizer.”. historical examples a fable is again introduced which is of a pr-nounced aesopic cast. […]
. capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity. noun the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity noun a us spelling of aesthesia aesthesia aes·the·sia or es·the·sia (ěs-thē’zhə) n. the ability to feel or perceive. esthesia es·the·sia (ěs-thē’zhə) n. variant of aesthesia.
aesthesio- aesthesio- pref. variant of esthesio-.