Definitions

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  • n. An ulcer or fistula in the inner angle of the eye.
  • n. The wild-oat or other grass found as a corn-weed.

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  • n. goat grass

Etymologies

From Latin aegilops, from Ancient Greek αἰγίλωψ (aigilops, "haver-grass, Aegilops ovata, an herb of which goats are fond"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Two oaks, Quercus pseudo-coccifera and Q. aegilops, are well worthy of the name of mighty trees; though it is equally true that over

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • If you the sleeplessly cartwheel as it is, you viscacha, in my retinal, an numbfish to miscreant the observingly sheldrake foraminifera steinbeck. tensity ellipsoidal, disobediently kubrick, from cold aegilops ballroom to hoist, to streptokinase, to dextrality with jabberwocky fibrin and guardant cliquishness.

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  • gets your goat doesn't it?

    September 11, 2011

  • Darn! Oroboros beat me to the punchline. But why do I think that it is an ulcer or stye in the corner of the eye, rather than a type of grass?

    Aha, dictionary.com gives both definitions.

    October 21, 2007

  • a grass genus. longest english word with letters in alphabetical order

    December 2, 2006