Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A horny excrescence upon the beak of birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A horny excrescence upon the beak of birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, a horny or fleshy excrescence upon the beak of a bird.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For the short vowel in the LXX, cp. thema, ekthema, epithema, parathema, prosthema, sunthema. aphairema Ex. 29: 27; Lvt. 7: 4, 24 etc.

    A Grammar of Septuagint Greek

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