from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A rosaceous genus of plants, including the quince, etc., now referred to Pyrus.
- noun In entomology, a genus of ladybirds, family Coccinellidæ. Mulsant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a genus of plants including the quince.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the subfamily Maloideae— the quince.
- proper noun planetology An
albedo featureon Mars, famous for the “Face on Mars” formation.
- proper noun An ancient
city-stateon the Greekisland of Crete.
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- noun quince
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Hey, typsie, you were right, that video for "Knights of Cydonia" is pretty damn cool.
WHEN NASA RELEASED the first pictures of the region of Mars called Cydonia, taken by the orbiting Viking I in 1976, even the agency's own researchers joked that the little blur in the corner looked a heck of a lot like a face.
Oh, and while we're at it, there's this region on Mars called Cydonia . . .
I'll take the opportunity to note that the fruit is ultimately named for the Cretan town called Cydonia in ancient times, now known as Khania, a very nice place that I highly recommend to travelers.
Such complex looking landforms in the Cydonia region are thought to be the result of landslides and erosion of the ancient Martian crust.antwrp. gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060926. html
Last week, the Mars Express project released a new close-up image of a portion of the Cydonia region on Mars.
Cydonia: The face - November 2, 2009 added by atkinson | Images mcs+ to rate
The nice thing about this line is that you can extend it to Cape Canaveral, where you can then have an intermodal station to transfer from HSR to a spaceship that will take you to Mars, finally enabling Tampa-Cydonia commuting.
Explanation: The unusual stone mesas of the Cydonia region on Mars are quite striking in appearance.
Log in to Reply miikee90 (UID#6887) on November 24th, 2009 at 1: 28 pm looks like Cydonia in Mars