from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various marine mollusks of the class Polyplacophora that live on rocks and have shells consisting of eight overlapping calcareous plates. Also called sea cradle.
- n. A tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loose, woolen tunic, worn by both men and women in Ancient Greece.
- n. Any of various rock-clinging marine molluscs of the class Polyplacophora, including the genus Chiton.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An under garment among the ancient Greeks, nearly representing the modern shirt.
- n. One of a group of gastropod mollusks, with a shell composed of eight movable dorsal plates. See Polyplacophora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tunic; a usual garment of both men and women among the ancient Greeks.
- n. In zoöl.: The typical genus of the family Chitonidæ (which see).
- n. A member of the genus Chiton or family Chitonidæ.
- n. In zoology, an investing membrane or sheath.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
- n. a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
Her purple chiton is gathered in classic folds across her bosom, and on her shoulders she wears a mantle of the same color.
Her chiton was the crimson of the royal House of Apepi: it stood out brilliantly, a speck of colour in the bleakness of bare rock and sand.
A young girl is about to join together on her left shoulder the chiton, which is fastened over the right shoulder by means of an agraffe.
We describe the oldest chiton, which is the oldest animal fossil, the oldest evidence for the trilobite ancestor; we believe we've solved the Shonisaur murder mystery; and now we're announcing the identity of this serial killer, the Triassic kraken.
A tiny marine creature called a chiton might hold the key to better artificial teeth and bones.
The soldiers divided "the clothes," or the "the cloak," "ta imatia" into four pieces, that is, Jesus' outer garments, not the tunic, the "chiton," which was the inner garment, which was in direct contact with his body.
[*] Workingmen often wore no himation, and had a kind of chiton (an exömis) which was especially arranged to leave them with free use of their arms.
Over the chiton is the aegis, much less long behind than in earlier art (cf.
The girl in the chiton stands a-tip toe and whispers in his ear.
Her garments are the basic chiton, peplos or stola.