from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of northeast Greece on the Chalcidice Peninsula. As head of the Chalcidian League after the late fifth century B.C., it opposed the threats of Athens and Sparta but was captured briefly by Athens and subjugated by Sparta in 379. Philip of Macedon destroyed the city in 348.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A genus of chalk-sponges: a supposed calcispongian ancestral type named by Haeckel in 1869. See cut under gastrula.
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