Having carpels but no stamens. Female flowers are carpellate.
Gulf of, a gulf on the coast of N Australia. About 480 miles (775 km) long; about 300 miles (485 km) wide. Historical Examples These desirable objects I expected to accomplish before the approach of the monsoon would call me into the Gulf of Carpentaria. A Voyage to Terra Australis Matthew Flinders Settlements have been […]
a black or brown ant of the genus Camponotus that nests in the wood of decaying or dead trees in which it bores tunnels for depositing its eggs. Historical Examples The carpenter-ant has no moral sense, and is not amenable either to kindness or blows. Falling in Love Grant Allen Among these are the two […]
any of several solitary bees of the family Apidae that nest in solid wood, boring tunnels in which to deposit their eggs. Historical Examples With the point of a fine needle, I inject a tiny drop of ammonia at the base of the skull of a carpenter-bee or a Grasshopper. The Life of the Spider […]
(sometimes initial capital letters) a style of Victorian Gothic architecture adapted to the resources of contemporary woodworking tools and machinery.