spigelian spi·ge·li·an (spī-jē’lē-ən)
Relating to or described by Flemish botanist and anatomist Adrian van der Spieghel (1578-1625).
noun 1. a small peg or plug for stopping the vent of a cask. 2. a peg or plug for stopping the passage of liquid in a faucet or cock. 3. a faucet or cock for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like. 4. the end of a pipe that enters […]
noun 1. spic. noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Spanish-American person. noun 1. a variant spelling of spic noun 1. (US, slang) a derogatory word for a person from a Spanish-speaking country in South or Central America or a Spanish-speaking community in the US
noun 1. a naillike fastener, 3 to 12 inches (7.6 to 30.5 cm) long and proportionately thicker than a common nail, for fastening together heavy timbers or railroad track. 2. something resembling such a nail; a stiff, sharp-pointed piece or part: to set spikes in the top of a cement wall. 3. a sharp-pointed piece […]
noun, plural spikedaces (especially collectively) spikedace. 1. a scaleless, mottled, olive-brown fish, Meda fulgida, of the Gila River system in New Mexico and Arizona, having two dorsal spines.