from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See corn2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A callous growth, especially on the foot; a corn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A callous growth, esp. one the foot; a corn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . In costume:
- n. [L.] In Roman antiquity, a vertical stripe or band of purple color in the tissue of the tunic. Senators were distinguished by the broad stripe or laticlavus; knights and others wore the narrow stripe or angusticlavus. See laticlave and angusticlave.
- n. [LL. ML.] Under the Byzantine empire and in church vestments, a plain border; a round spot supposed to resemble a nail-head, used chiefly in groups or clusters at the edge of the stuff, forming a border.
- n. [NL.] A grain of rye, or other cereal or grass, affected with ergot: applied to the immature or sclerotium stage of the fungus, which was formerly known as Sclerotium clavus.
- n. 3. [NL.] In pathology, a pain in the head limited to one spot, as if a nail were being driven in.
- n. [NL.] In entomology, the nail; the interior basal part of the hemielytrum of a heteropterous insect.
- n. In pathology: A corn.
- n. A nail-shaped excrescence.
- n. In entomology: The club of the antenna.
- n. The knob at the end of the stigmal or radial rein of a chalcidid or proctotrypid hymenopterous parasite.
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- n. a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
Latin clāvus, nail, callus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, a nail. (Wiktionary)