from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Circular or spherical.
- adj. Botany Circular and flat. Used especially of leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Circular or spherical in shape; round.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling or having the form of an orb; spherical; circular; orbiculate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of an orb or orbit; spherical; circular; discoidal; round.
- Rounded; complete; perfect.
- In entomology, having a regularly rounded surface and bordered by a circular margin: as, the orbicular pronotum of a beetle.
- In botany, having the shape of a flat body with a nearly circular outline: as, an orbicular leaf. Also orbiculate.
- n. In entomology, a circular mark or spot nearly always found on the anterior wings of the noctuid moths.
- In petrography, in phanerocrystal-line igneous rocks, having large spheroidal aggregations of minerals, in radial or concentric groups of megascopic crystals: as, orbicular granite, orbicular diorite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the shape of a sphere or ball
- adj. circular or nearly circular
Middle English orbiculer, from Old French orbiculaire, from Late Latin orbiculāris, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis, circle, disk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Late Latin orbiculāris, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis ("orb"). (Wiktionary)