American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anatomy A membranous covering or partition; velum.
- n. Botany The spongy, multiple epidermis that covers the aerial roots of epiphytic orchids and certain other plants and is capable of absorbing atmospheric moisture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as velamentum.
- From Latin (Wiktionary)
- Latin vēlāmen, covering, from vēlāre, to cover, from vēlum, a covering. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This color is a result of the thing called velamen which usually is composed of single or even of a number of levels of epidermal cells.”
“Illa surrexit, et abiit, et removit velamen suum a se, et induit se vestibus viduitatis suae.”
“In de Corona militis, 4, after instancing Rebecca, he goes on to say of Susanna: “si et Susanna in iudicio revelata argumentum velandi præstat, possum dicere: et hic velamen arbitrii fuit,” etc.”
“Purple was the favourite colour for this velamen, or veil; because, when the sun shone through it, it cast such beautiful rosy tints on the snowy arena and the white purple-edged togas of the Roman citizens.”
“Purple was the favorite color for this velamen, or veil; because, when the sun shone through it, it cast such beautiful rosy tints on the snowy arena and the white purple-edged togas of the Roman citizens.”
“Hoc autem velamen non solum in facie Moysi, sed et in Evangelistis et in Apostolis positum est.”
“Patrician,' had Italy ceded to him by a 'Pragmatic' sanction, and Zeno placed on his head the sacrum velamen, a square of purple, signifying in”
“• Orchid roots are covered by a thin membrane referred to as velamen.”
“When the velamen is too dry, its color is silvery or white while a watered velamen will appear green or slightly mottled.”
“The velamen takes up moisture from the ambient atmosphere.”
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