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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The vessel built by Noah under God's instructions, as described in Genesis.
  • n. A small bivalve mollusc, Arca noae
  • n. shark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The ship built by Noah according to God's command, as related in the bible.
  • proper n. A marine bivalve shell (Arca Noæ), which somewhat resembles an ark, or ship, in form.
  • proper n. A child's toy, consisting of an ark-shaped box containing many different wooden animals.
  • proper n. Anything having a wide and representative assortment of people or objects of a particular class.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The ark in which, according to the account in Genesis, Noah and his family, with many animals, were saved in the deluge.
  • A child's toy representing this ark with its occupants.
  • Parallel streaks of cirrus cloud, appearing by the effect of perspective to converge toward the horizon: in some countries a sign of rain. Also called polar bands.
  • A bivalve mollusk, Arca noæ, an ark-shell: so named by Linnæus.
  • In botany, the larger yellow lady's-slipper, Cypripedium pubescens.

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