from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having good cleavage. Used of minerals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having good cleavage.
  • adj. Having attractive cleavage of the breasts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like spar; foliated or lamellar; spathose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mineralogy, having an even lamellar or flatly foliated structure.


German Spath, Spat, spar (from Middle High German spāt) + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek σπάθη (spathe, "any broad blade of metal or wood"). Cognates include spatula. (Wiktionary)


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  • Yes, especially if he/she reads Urban Dictionary! ;-)

    July 20, 2007

  • Can't you just imagine some trashy romance novelist getting ahold of this word? (Yes, I know it's not that kind of cleavage, but still...that's where your mind goes.) ;)

    July 20, 2007

  • Nah. It's just wrong. ;-)

    July 20, 2007

  • Linguistically, UD can't be "wrong", but as it only has two votes, I think it is sufficiently rare to say that it doesn't exist.

    July 20, 2007

  • Urban Dictionary is wrong on more than a few things! ;-)

    July 19, 2007

  • Geology term meaning "having good cleavage". Urban Dictionary is wrong on this.

    July 19, 2007