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a combining form meaning “wool,” used in the formation of compound words:


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    [lan-yerd] /ˈlæn yərd/ noun 1. . [lan-yerd] /ˈlæn yərd/ noun 1. Nautical. a short rope or wire rove through deadeyes to hold and tauten standing rigging. 2. any of various small cords or ropes for securing or suspending something, as a whistle about the neck or a knife from one’s belt. 3. a cord with […]

  • Laniary

    [ley-nee-er-ee, lan-ee-] /ˈleɪ niˌɛr i, ˈlæn i-/ adjective 1. (of teeth) adapted for tearing. noun 2. a laniary tooth; a canine of daggerlike shape. /ˈlænɪərɪ/ adjective 1. (esp of canine teeth) adapted for tearing noun (pl) -aries 2. a tooth adapted for tearing

  • Lanier

    [luh-neer] /ləˈnɪər/ noun 1. Sidney, 1842–81, U.S. poet and literary scholar. surname, from Old French lainier “wool-monger,” from Latin lana “wool” (see wool).

  • Laniferous

    [luh-nif-er-uh s] /ləˈnɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. wool-bearing: sheep and other laniferous animals. /ləˈnɪfərəs/ adjective 1. (biology) bearing wool or fleecy hairs resembling wool

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