from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Roman antiquity, a festival celebrated annually in honor of Terminus, the god of boundaries. It was held on the 23d of February, its essential feature being a survey or perambulation of boundaries.
  • noun A genus of plants, of the order Combretaceæ and suborder Combreteæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Rom. Antiq.) A festival celebrated annually by the Romans on February 23 in honor of Terminus, the god of boundaries.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Combretaceae — large tropical trees whose leaves appear at the tips of shoots.
  • proper noun historical In Ancient Rome, a festival to Terminus, the god of boundaries.


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  • Over most of the park the mopane grows as a shrub or small tree, but in the Halali area to the south of the park, it becomes a tall, dense woodland interspersed with red bushwillow (Combretum apiculatum subsp. apiculatum), purple-pod terminalia (Terminalia prunioides) and leadwood (Combretum imberbe).

    Angolan Mopane woodlands

  • Elsewhere, sal is intermingled with chir pine Pinus roxburghii along the southern face of the Churia Hills and with tree species such as Terminalia belerica, Dalbergia latifolia, Anogeissus latifolius, Dillenia indica and Garuga pinnata on northern slopes.

    Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

  • Riparian habitats with species such as Terminalia arjuna, Syzygium cumini, Syzygium heyneanum, Salix tetrasperma, Homonoia riparia, and Vitex negundo create moist forest corridors.

    Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests

  • Sand Forest actually tends to occur as a matrix, with patches of forest surrounded by open savanna with woody species such as Terminalia sericea, Strychnos madagascariensis, S. spinosa, Acacia burkei, and Combretum molle.

    Maputaland coastal forest mosaic

  • To the east, sandveld vegetation encroaches, and it is here that bigger and more varied tree species, such as Terminalia prunoides, Lonchocarpus nelsii, and tamboti Spirostachys africana may be seen together with the mopane.

    Etosha Pan halophytics

  • Terminalia spp. including T. avicennioides, shea nut Butyrospermum parkii, Uapaca somon, Lophira lanceolata, Protea elliotii, Burkea Africana, the nationally threatened Borassus aethiopum (VU), Mitragyna inermis, Entada abyssinica with a grassy ground cover of Andropogon spp.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • The tallest trees that emerge from the canopy include Ceiba pentandra, Terminalia amazonica, Cedrelinga catenaeformis, Carapa guianensis, and Hevea guianensis var. lutea, a type of rubber tree.

    Solimões-Japurá moist forest

  • Chlorophora regia, Morus mesozygia and Terminalia ivorensis.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • This hot, dry, wooded savanna composed mainly of Combretum and Terminalia shrub and tree species and tall elephant grass has been adversely affected by agricultural activities, fire, clearance for wood and charcoal, but large blocks of relatively intact habitat remain even outside protected areas.

    WWF Ecoregions of the Albertine Rift

  • Beach forest occurs on nutrient-poor sandy ridges on the north and northwest coasts of Ujung Kulon, and is typified by such species as Calophyllum inophyllum, Barringtonia asiatica, Hernandia peltata, Guettarda speciosa, Terminalia catappa and Pongamia pinnata.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia


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