a plant, Molucella laevis, native to western Asia, having inconspicuous white flowers, each surrounded by an enlarged green calyx.
(functioning as sing) an annual garden plant, Moluccella laevis, whose flowers have a green cup-shaped calyx: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Informal. a pain in the abdomen or bowels. Informal. to complain; grumble. Contemporary Examples The 7 Best Andy Rooney Kvetches The Daily Beast Video November 4, 2011 Historical Examples Thorley Weir E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller The Life or Legend of Gaudama Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet […]
Informal. a pain in the abdomen or bowels. Informal. to complain; grumble. noun an informal term for stomachache verb (intransitive) (slang) to complain repeatedly n.
a band worn about the belly, as of a harnessed horse or of an infant to protect the navel. a band of paper around a new book, usually printed with information about the book’s contents and sometimes used instead of a book jacket. a band of strong paper, plastic, tape, or the like, placed around […]
a small surfboard, usually 3–4 feet (0.9–1.2 meters) long, for riding waves on one’s belly, sometimes used in conjunction with swim fins.