a small evergreen malvaceous tree, Hoheria populnea, of New Zealand. Its wood is used in furniture making and the tough bark for making cord Also called houhere, lacebark, thousand-jacket
noun 1. any of various slender, unsegmented marine worms of the phylum Nemertea, being able to contract and stretch to an extreme extent. noun 1. another name for nemertean (sense 1)
adjective, ribbier, ribbiest. 1. having prominent ribs: a ribby fabric. noun, plural ribbies. Baseball Slang. 1. a run batted in. ribbie
noun 1. the bony structure consisting of the ribs and their connective tissue that encloses and protects the lungs, heart, etc
noun, Anatomy. 1. the enclosure formed by the ribs and their connecting bones. rib cage n. The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached. rib cage The bony structure in the chest formed by the ribs and sternum (breastbone) that encloses and protects the heart and lungs.