from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large awning, especially one suspended over a Roman theater or amphitheater.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The marginal membrane of certain medusae belonging to the Discophora.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The marginal membrane of certain medusæ belonging to the Discophora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An awning which was often drawn over the roofless Roman theaters and amphitheaters to protect the spectators from rain or the sun. Also velum.
- n. [NL.] In zoology, the marginal membrane of certain hydrozoans; the velum. See velum, 4.
Latin vēlārium, from vēlum, sail, sheet, curtain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, a covering. (Wiktionary)