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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Nostra memoria Mahometes Othomannus qui Graeciae imperium subvertit, cum oratorum postulata audiret externarum gentium, cochlearia lignea assidue caelabat, aut aliquid in tabula affingebat.
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.
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.
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.
"You quite forget the _cochlearia_, or scurvy-grass, so useful to sailors as a remedy for scurvy?" said Sumichrast.
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.
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).
a plant of cochlearia des Guillons, which the basket had broken as it fell across the bed.