lacking all or most of the hair on the head; bald.
(of a cumulonimbus cloud) having its upper portion changing from a rounded, cumuliform shape to a diffuse, whitish, cirriform mass with vertical striations. Historical Examples A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis Petrarch’s Letters to Classical Authors Francesco Petrarca A Friend of Caesar […]
the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned. lime1 (def 1). Historical Examples Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer Priestley in America Edgar F. Smith Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer Heads […]
Botany. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals. Anatomy, Zoology. a cuplike part. Contemporary Examples Did Julie Schenecker Kill Her Kids? Amy Green February 7, 2011 Did Julie Schenecker Kill Her Kids? Amy Green February 7, 2011 Historical Examples The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray Trees of the […]