Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In archœol., a bracelet or armlet: as, a Roman or Frankish armilla. Also called armil.
  • noun In machinery, an iron ring, hoop, or brace, in which the gudgeons of a wheel move.
  • noun In anatomy, the annular ligament of the wrist which binds together the tendons of the hand.
  • noun Same as armil, 1.
  • noun In ornithology, a colored ring encircling the tibia of a bird just above the heel-joint.
  • noun In botany, the frill originally covering the hymenium of agarics and adhering to the stipe after the expansion of the pileus.

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

  • noun An armil.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A military decoration in Ancient Rome
  • noun zoology A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
  • noun a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars

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