American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A low, light four-wheeled carriage for two with a folding top and an elevated driver's seat in front.
- n. A touring car with a folding top usually covering only the rear seat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The twelfth planetoid, discovered by Hind in London in 1850.
- n. [NL. (Lindley, 1838), named after Queen Victoria of England, to whom the first flower which blossomed in cultivation was presented in 1849.] A genus of water-lilies, belonging to the order Nymphæaceæ and tribe Nymphæeæ. It is characterized by an inferior ovary, upon which all the parts of the flower are inserted, and by sterile inner stamens. The only species, V. regia, is known as the Victoria or royal water-lily, in Guiana (from the leaves) as irupe or water-platter, and sometimes as water-maize, from the use of the roasted seeds. The plant is an inhabitant of still waters from Paraguay to Venezuela, growing chiefly in secondary tributaries of the Amazon system. It produces a thick rootstock from which radiate long-petioled circular leaves, each often 6 feet across (sometimes 12), with an upturned rim about 3 inches high. Each leaf resembles a shallow circular floating tray, and is conspicuously marked with a network of depressed veins, between which the surface is swollen into slight quadrangular elevations resembling alligator-skin, which gradually disappear with age. The leaves are deepgreen above, the under surface pink, and are set with strong, sharp, conical spines, which also clothe the petioles, peduncles, and ovary. The leaves are very strong: a single one has borne the weight of two men. A plant may produce as many as twelve leaves at once, filling a tank 20 to 40 feet across. The solitary floating flower is from 12 to 14 inches in diameter (sometimes 24), expanding at night white and fragrant, closing by day, and expanding for the last time the second evening. In one variety it is rose-color at the second expansion, but with the odor unpleasant, and partially expands a third time, then still deeper red, afterward withdrawing beneath the surface; in a third variety there is a sharp and beautiful contrast between outer white and central deep rose-red petals. Some have considered these distinct species. The flower consists of four sepals, numerous petals in many rows, the outer larger than the_ sepals, the inner gradually passing into the numerous stamens which follow in many circles, at first petaloid and broad with small anthers, the inner narrow with longer anthers, the innermost differently formed and sterile. The numerous carpels are sunk within a dilated torus, and produce albuminous edible seeds resembling peas. The plant was first discovered in Bolivia by Hænke, 1801; it first flowered in England in November, 1849, and in the United States in 1853. Compared with other water-lilies, the flowers most resemble thoseof Castalia, and the leaves those of Euryale.
- n. [lowercase] A form of low, light, four-wheeled carriage, having a calash top, with seats for two persons, and an elevated driver's seat in front.
- n. [lowercase] A breed of domestic pigeons, nearly the same as the hyacinth
- n. A type of carriage.
- n. a state in southeastern Australia
- n. queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)
- n. a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio
- n. port city and the capital of Seychelles
- n. (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike
- n. capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
- n. a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally
- Named after Queen Victoria. (Wiktionary)
- After Victoria. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If all of rural victoria is stiched up as well as us Telstra has it made.”
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“IM australian, i live in victoria/melbourne though i wanna cry, if i had the money i’d fly to SYDNEY right away!!”
“A victoria is a great big carriage, the back seat, oh, like an umbrella almost over the back seat but it didn't go over the little dickey seat.”
“I was sorting out the gifts under the tree, and i saw this 'victoria's secret' bag under the tree and started laughing my head off, and guess what.”
“Besides most well-known varieties of conveyance the celestial mind has evolved one or two remarkable models of its own, notably, a kind of victoria, the body of which takes the form of two large inverted sea-shells gaudily painted with flowers and butterflies, and running on light iron wheels with bright spokes and rubber tyres.”
“GFP was originally isolated from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which glows green when exposed to blue light.”
“Hopefully the Academy will award the amazing costumes for Where the Wild Things are and not go for the safe and boring period drama the young victoria.”
“Alice is a major player in BD … its one thing to recast victoria … but really …. you cant recast a major character in the last movie.”
““Hoodathunk, that happens to be my real name.” and i am victoria, queen of england. bow down, beytoch”
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Bilby says I should have one. Even though most of these are on my other lists (the ones that weren't, I didn't really want to list).
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