Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, papery; resembling writing-paper. Also cartaceous.

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

  • adjective Resembling paper or parchment; of paper-like texture; papery.

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  • adjective Resembling paper or parchment; papery.

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

  • adjective of or like paper

Etymologies

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Latin chartaceus. See charta.

Examples

  • The _fourth glume_ is ovate or oblong, rugulose, chartaceous, apex with a distinct mucro concealed in the second and third glumes; _palea_ same as the glume in texture, etc.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The third and the fourth glumes are chartaceous, narrowly lanceolate, 3-nerved, bicuspidate and awned below the tip; awns are capillary, straight; the callus is bearded and articulate at the base.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _second_ _glume_ is shorter than the first, chartaceous to a certain extent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, concave, terminating in a fine scabrid awn,

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _second glume_ is chartaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute, equal to or slightly longer than the first glume but narrower, 3-nerved, margin infolded, thinly shortly ciliate, dorsally glabrous, shining.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _first glume_ is chartaceous, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, 2-toothed with the teeth ending in two short awns, densely ciliated at the apex on one side, conspicuously 6 -

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _first glume_ is chartaceous, obovate-oblong, obtuse, many-nerved (thirteen or more), thinly ciliate with long hairs and with

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The fourth glume is chartaceous or sub-chartaceous, usually 3-nerved and paleate; palea is equal to and similar to the fourth glume, 2-nerved.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • It has always seemed to me, Madam, that that same jaw-bone must have been either prodigiously strong and tough, or else the Philistine crania must have been of very chartaceous texture.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • The _second glume_ is chartaceous, immersed in the cavity of the joint, and filling the opening.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The remaining glumes _fourth_ to _seventh_ are borne by the rachilla, thinly chartaceous, broadly obcordate or obovate, gradually diminishing in size, purple-tinged, 3 - to 5-nerved, scaberulous.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

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  • If a baker’s to be efficacious

    He must be both strong and tenacious.

    Puff pastry’s a test

    To challenge the best

    To roll the dough out till chartaceous.

    May 15, 2019