American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical marine gastropod mollusks of the family Cymatiidae, having a pointed, spirally twisted, often colorfully marked shell.
- n. The nucleus of tritium, consisting of two neutrons and one proton.
- Latin Trītōn, Triton (from representations of the sea god holding a conch shell); see Triton.trit(ium) + -on1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The vessel is equipped with a new security system called triton shield.”
“The vessel is equipped with a new multilayered security system called triton shield.”
“A triton was a hulking humanoid, its finned limbs sending it around the frog as they advanced.”
“The new lepton was denoted by the Greek letter tau, which is the first letter of the word triton, (which means the third); the discovered lepton being the third charged lepton, after the electron and the muon.”
“The new lepton was designated with the Greek letter tau, standing for the first letter of the word triton, third.”
“A triton is the nucleus of the hydrogen isotope tritium: a proton and two neutrons.”
“But again, the best is in bronze: a kitchen scale with a bronze head for a weight, a fat pumpkin-shaped vessel standing on clawed feet, a sieve whose tiny holes form an intricate floral pattern and a remarkable cylindrical brazier with a classical double doorway for putting in coal, a cover with dolphin handles and a triton statuette on top.”
“If I had an extra 45, ooo I 'd buy a triton or a mako, these are probable the best made. others I would consider are kenner, Century ...”
“Yet here he was-and he had better go forward, because the triton would hardly let him go back.”
“The triton was still chasing here and there, following the shifting voices.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘triton’.
A marque list for cars--models or companies who've used common words as their name.
very comprehensive list
of molluscs,who does not like
calamari? hmm yum
100,000 species just in molluscs
Turned this up on etymonline.com (link). It's amazing.
1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole...
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
All of these things exist, I swear!
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
All of which are mentioned in O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels, someplace or other. Most are British navy ships, some are French navy, and others aren't either one.
See also the list Sh...
"Snaily, clammy, squidy" has evolved into a vehicle for linking to mollusk quotations, so I've started this list for vernacular names of mollusks.
Greek and roman names of gods, titans, heroes, etc
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