[ses-kwi-pi-dey-lee-uh n, -deyl-yuh n] /ˌsɛs kwɪ pɪˈdeɪ li ən, -ˈdeɪl yən/
adjective, Also, sesquipedal
[ses-kwip-i-dl] /sɛsˈkwɪp ɪ dl/ (Show IPA)
given to using long words.
(of a word) containing many syllables.
a sesquipedalian word.
tending to use very long words
(of words or expressions) long and ponderous; polysyllabic
a polysyllabic word
noun, Aeronautics. 1. a biplane having one wing with not more than half the surface area of the other wing.
[ses-kwi-tur-peyn] /ˌsɛs kwɪˈtɜr peɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. See under terpene. noun, Chemistry. 1. (originally) any of a class of monocyclic hydrocarbons of the formula C 10 H 16 , obtained from plants. 2. this class or any of its oxygenated derivatives, any hydrocarbon from the same source having the formula C 5 H 8 (hemiterpene) […]
noun 1. 1420?–1506, Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and painter. noun 1. original family name Oda, also called Toyo. 1420–1506, Japanese landscape painter, who introduced the Chinese technique of ink painting on long scrolls to Japan
adjective 1. Botany. attached by the base, or without any distinct projecting support, as a leaf issuing directly from the stem. 2. Zoology. permanently attached; not freely moving. adjective 1. (of flowers or leaves) having no stalk; growing directly from the stem 2. (of animals such as the barnacle) permanently attached to a substratum sessile […]