Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the shell-bearing cephalopods, the fleshy or muscular tube extending from the posterior end through the internal chambers. Also siphon.
“The _sipho_ would be built on the site that Messers Benveneto and Treviso had been shown; and it would be developed and assembled in a special workshop at the Arsenal.”
“One family, the _Aristolochiaceæ_, represented by the curious "Dutchman's pipe" (_Aristolochia sipho_), a woody twiner with very large leaves, and the common wild ginger (_Asarum_) (Fig. 126), do not appear to be in any wise parasitic, but the structure of their curious flowers differs widely from any other group of plants.”
“Among the climbers are grapes, three species; trumpet flower; Virginia creeper; honey-suckle, three species; smilax or green brier, three species; moon seed, (Menispermum); poison sumach; Decumaria barbata, L.; wild ginger or dutchman's pipe, Aristolochia sipho, L'Her, and Virgin's bower Clematis, two species.”
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