Definitions

from The 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.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • One family, the _Aristolochiace√¶_, 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.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • 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.

    North Carolina and its Resources.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.