Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Aristotelian name of some small greenish bird: subsequently applied, both generically and specifically, to the European greenfinch, Chloris of Moehring, 1752, Loxia chloris of Linnæus, 1766, now usually called Ligurinus chloris.
- n. A genus of warblers: synonymous with Parula.
- n. Same as flora, 2 .
- n. [capitalized] A genus of plants of the family Poaceæ. They are mostly perennials, with flowers in digitately arranged spikes. There are about 40 species, widely distributed in tropical and warm regions, variously known as finger-grass, dog's-tooth grass, feather-grass, windmill-grass, etc. Several species are cultivated as ornamental plants. See
- n. tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass
“In my by-past songs I dislike one thing, the name Chloris -- I meant it as the fictitious name of a certain lady: but, on second thoughts, it is a high incongruity to have a Greek appellation to a Scottish pastoral ballad.”
“And Jurgen wondered that this should be the notion Chloris had of him, and that a gesture should be the things she remembered about him: and he was doubly assured that no woman bothers to understand the man she elects to love and cosset and slave for.”
“On my visit the other day to my fair Chloris, that is the poetic name of the lovely goddess of my inspiration, she suggested an idea which I, on my return from the visit, wrought into the following song.”
“Increased cattle herds cause overgrazing, which changes the composition of natural vegetation, particularly by the replacement of sweet grasses such as Chloris gayana, Cynodon dactylon, Eragrostis pilosa, and Urochloa trichopu by less palatable species such as Aristida congesta.”
“Atriplex vestita, Sporobolus tenellus, and S. virginicus are also present as are the occasional patches of annuals such as Chloris virgata, Diplachne fusca, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, and Eragrostis porosa.”
“Lorimer; she was not more than seventeen when the poet made her acquaintance, and though she had got a sort of brevet-right from an officer of the army, to use his southron name of Whelpdale, she loved best to be addressed by her maiden designation, while the poet chose to veil her in the numerous lyrics, to which she gave life, under the names of "Chloris," "The lass of Craigie-burnwood," and "The lassie wi 'the lintwhite locks.”
“Chloris Leachman, the talented actress who plays Maw Maw, adds to the comedy, of course.”
“To the left, Zephyr and Chloris blow life into her, helping her to incarnate while moving from heaven to earth.”
“As Chloris, she is making the transition from the heavenly realms to the earthly realms.”
“According to the Greek masters, Zephyr and Chloris were souls twinned by God to rule over the weather together, and thus I used them to illustrate this concept of one twin giving birth to the other, which is the essence of what occurs when true beloveds are reunited.”
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