Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A filament
  • n. Any villous or hairy covering; a fine fibre or filament, as of the nerves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A filament.
  • n. Any villous or hairy covering; a fine fiber or filament, as of the nerves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A filament or fine fiber; specifically, in botany, the filament forming the stalk of the stamen; a small fine thread like a hair.

Etymologies

Latin capillamentum, from capillus hair: compare French capillament. (Wiktionary)

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