from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music The seventh tone in the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
- n. An eastern Asian tropical shrub (Cordyline terminalis) having a terminal tuft of long narrow leaves and panicles of white, yellowish, or reddish flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A syllable used in solfège to represent the seventh note of a major scale.
- n. The "good luck plant", Cordyline fruticosa, an evergreen shrub.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Polynesia, the plant Cordyline terminalis, same as ki; in New Zealand, transferred to C. australis and C. indivisa, plants otherwise known as cabbage-palm, and, with the whole genus, as palm-lily.
- n. In solmization. See si.
- n. In chem., the symbol for titanium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shrub with terminal tufts of elongated leaves used locally for thatching and clothing; thick sweet roots are used as food; tropical southeastern Asia, Australia and Hawaii
- n. the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
- n. a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
Alteration of si.
Tahitian and Maori tī.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. (Wiktionary)
From a Polynesian language, related to Hawaiian kī. (Wiktionary)