Definitions

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.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Maloideae — the quince.
  • proper noun planetology An albedo feature on Mars, famous for the “Face on Mars” formation.
  • proper noun An ancient city-state on the Greek island of Crete.

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  • noun quince

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Examples

  • Hey, typsie, you were right, that video for "Knights of Cydonia" is pretty damn cool.

    August 13th, 2008

  • 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.

    A Mars Makeover

  • Oh, and while we're at it, there's this region on Mars called Cydonia . . .

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • 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.

    languagehat.com: NEWS IN ANCIENT GREEK.

  • 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

    Cydonia: The face | My[confined]Space

  • Last week, the Mars Express project released a new close-up image of a portion of the Cydonia region on Mars.

    Cydonia: The face | My[confined]Space

  • Cydonia: The face - November 2, 2009 added by atkinson | Images mcs+ to rate

    Cydonia: The face | My[confined]Space

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Where to Build HSR

  • Explanation: The unusual stone mesas of the Cydonia region on Mars are quite striking in appearance.

    Cydonia: The face | My[confined]Space

  • Log in to Reply miikee90 (UID#6887) on November 24th, 2009 at 1: 28 pm looks like Cydonia in Mars

    Water Discovered in Moon Shadow, AND A FACE | My[confined]Space

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