from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a long tongue.
- adj. Talkative; babbling; loquacious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a long or large tongue; macroglossate. See Macroglossi.
- Prating; babbling; loquacious.
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Who could forget those long-tongued orchids hobbling about on their bulbous bases?
Perhaps the most unusual invertebrates found here are the long-tongued flies (Memestrinidae), which can have mouthparts up to 50 millimeters long.
"When we first met Garth. we hugged each other like we'd known each other all our lives," says long-tongued bassist Gene Simmons.
A good example of pollinator-driven speciation is the long-tongued flies Proseca peringuyei and Proseca sp. nov.
There are many cases where a single pollinator is responsible for pollinating many species of plants, for example long-tongued flies (Tabanidae and Nemestrinidae) are the exclusive pollinators of many genera of petaloid monocots as well as Pelargonium and Erica; a butterfly is the exclusive pollinator of a phylogenetically disparate group of red-flowered and autumn-flowering species; hopliine (monkey) beetle pollination has evolved convergently in many genera, etc.
This species flowers in the dry season, thus providing pollen to nectar-feeding long-tongued bats (Choeronycteris mexicana and Glossophaga soricina) – amongst the most important pollinators of the Sonoran region – at a time when few other plants are in flower.
Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti), Underwood's long-tongued bat (Hylonycteris underwoodi), Davis 'round-eared bat (Tonatia evotis) and Mexican agouti (Dasyprocta mexicana) are mammals found in this mangrove ecoregion.
Why, how now, long-tongued Warwick! dare you speak?
With his other hand, he made a long-tongued iguana that dropped to the floor and immediately began circling under the mosquito.
Among them was Colonel Milton Caukins, tax collector and assistant deputy sheriff who, never quite at ease in the presence of his long-tongued wife, expanded discursively so soon as he found himself in the office of The
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