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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, having three ribs; tricostate: as, a three-ribbed leaf.

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Examples

  • Though both of them reserves the right to do it, if nature should so compel them — the three-ribbed gentleman with one ear, at five shillings a week, in the sitting-room, and the young man up over him.

    Springhaven

  • TRUNCATA, but with upright ears, and hard three-ribbed pales,9 and we here observed, for the first time, a fine new EREMOPHILA with white flowers, forming a tree fifteen feet high. 10 The beautiful DAMASONIUM OVALIFOLIUM, with white flowers red in the centre, still existed in the water.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • It chanced that I saw no asters in bloom along the road for fifty miles, though they were so abundant then in Massachusetts, -- except in one place one or two of the aster acuminatus, -- and no golden-rods till within twenty miles of Monson, where I saw a three-ribbed one.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • In their hands were either iron-tongs, with loose clattering ring, or a yak's tail, or the three-ribbed horn of a black-buck.

    Caste

  • Though both of them reserves the right to do it, if nature should so compel them -- the three-ribbed gentleman with one ear, at five shillings a week, in the sitting-room, and the young man up over him.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • It chanced that I saw no asters in bloom along the road for fifty miles, though they were so abundant then in Massachusetts, -- except in one place one or two of the Aster acuminatus, -- and no golden-rods till within twenty miles of Monson, where I saw a three-ribbed one.

    The Maine Woods

  • TRUNCATA, but with upright ears, and hard three-ribbed pales, [**] and we here observed, for the first time, a fine new

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

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