Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bones of the cranium; more especially, the bones of the domelike upper portion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The calvarium (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the dome of the skull

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The knoll was the old Aramaic Golgotha-in Latin, Calvaria; anglicized, Calvary; translated, The Skull.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • Only in Luke 23: 33, the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a translation of the Greek word Kranion, by which the Hebrew word

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • In 1973, a scientist suggested that the Mauritian tree, the Calvaria or Tambalacoque, was dying out because it had entrusted its reproductive future with the dodo.

    The dodo hunters

  • The Calvaria, a hardwood species, were able to survive for 300 years without the bird but nearly went the same way as the dodo.

    The dodo hunters

  • Soon after her death, the Wojtyla's father took him on a journey to Calvaria, a series of shrines outside his hometown.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2006

  • The other case—concerning a tree species, Calvaria, major, on Mauritius—is probably fallacious.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • In the case of Calvaria major as presented by Temple, this tree species had mysteriously lost its ability to reproduce and was therefore approaching extinction.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The inclusion of the Calvaria case suggests that even an eminent theorist like Diamond is susceptible to being misled by faulty reports from the field.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • THE STORY of the Calvaria tree and the dodo is equally neat, though far more dubious.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The current absence (or apparent absence) of young plants and the current failure (or apparent failure) of germination led him toward a risky deductive leap across an epistemological chasm: that there had been “no germination of Calvaria seeds for hundreds of years.”

    The Song of The Dodo

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