Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. White fibrous nerve-tissue, as distinguished from the gray or cellular.
- First attested in 1859; from the Latin alba, the nominative plural form of album ("blank tablet"), whence the English album. (Wiktionary)
“The alb, form the Latin word alba, or “white,” is the full-length garment symbolizing our baptismal purity, and the robes of righteousness Christ offers us by his grace.”
“January 31st, 2007 at 7: 47 pm jessica alba is fit! poppa smurf Says:”
“The word alba, indeed, meets us not infrequently in connection with ecclesiastical vesture in the first seven centuries, but we cannot safely argue from the identity of the name to the identity of the thing.”
“Charlize Theron + Katherine Heigl + Ali Larter …. and jessica alba will be the female D'Artagnan ..!!!”
“Sechuan Button is a term coined by Koppert Cress for Acmella oleracea, a plant developed through cultivation of Acmella alba, which is native to Peru and Brazil.”
“Pods of both species are beige to off-white, from which the species name alba, or white, originates.”
“Pods of both species are beige to offwhite, from which the species name alba, or white, originates.”
“In West Africa, there are three recognised types: nigra, widespread in Mali, with small tubers and blackish skin; rubra, with small reddish-gray or reddish-yellow tubers; and alba, which is whitish.”
“When between these intervals the process of union happens likewise to be arrested, malformations are the result; and of these the following are examples: -- Extrusion of the bladder at the hypogastrium is caused by a congenital hiatus at the lower part of the linea alba, which is in the median line; Epispadias, which is an urethral opening on the dorsum of the penis; and”
“Anemone Japonica alba are the finest I have ever seen, each one sending up perhaps a dozen slender stalks of the beautiful flowers.”
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A list of place names that don't look anything like their English equivalents.
Please only post names used by natives of that place! (Otherwise this list will get crazy long!)
A roadtrip for the ages. Archaic, uncommon, alternative, etc.
Inspired by reading Aurelia C. Scott, 2007, Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening. I also have a list for names of rose varieties.
Looking for tweets for alba.