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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cruciferous herbs, including 25 species, found in northern temperate and arctic regions, mostly near the sea-coast.
  • n. Plural of cochlear and cochleare.

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  • n. a genus of the family Cruciferae

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Examples

  • Nostra memoria Mahometes Othomannus qui Graeciae imperium subvertit, cum oratorum postulata audiret externarum gentium, cochlearia lignea assidue caelabat, aut aliquid in tabula affingebat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Tiny mosses and slender grasses timidly pushed up their stems above the ground, and the sorrel and cochlearia seeds which Mrs Joliffe had planted began to sprout.

    The Fur Country

  • Upon one occasion when they landed, they discovered the cochlearia (scurvy-grass), a plant of which the leaves and seeds form one of the most powerful of known anti-scorbutics.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World

  • The nature of the provisions left no doubt about the length of the cruise, and the sight of the barrels of lime-juice, lime-drops, packets of mustard, grains of sorrel and _cochlearia_, all antiscorbutic, confirmed the opinion on the destination of the brig for the ice regions; their influence is so necessary in Polar navigation.

    The English at the North Pole Part I of the Adventures of Captain Hatteras

  • "You quite forget the _cochlearia_, or scurvy-grass, so useful to sailors as a remedy for scurvy?" said Sumichrast.

    Aventures d'un jeune naturaliste. English

  • The Bishop had just bent down, and was sighing as he examined a plant of cochlearia des Guillons, which the basket had broken as it fell across the bed.

    Les Miserables, Volume I, Fantine

  • Approximately 280 species of aquatic birds also depend on the habitat provided by mangroves and their surroundings for feeding purposes including cormorant (Phalacrocorax spp.), wood stork (Mycteria americana), boat-billed heron (Cochlearius cochlearia), white egret (Egretta alba egretta), and snowy egret (Egretta thula).

    Ría Lagartos mangroves

  • a plant of cochlearia des Guillons, which the basket had broken as it fell across the bed.

    Les Miserables

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