from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made of horn or a hornlike substance; horny.
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- adj. Containing a horny substance; horny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of a texture resembling horn; horny; hard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Horny; like horn; consisting of a horny substance, or a substance resembling horn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)
WildBirdontheFly asked for Twittered bird-related poems that included the word "corneous" I thought of the bark of this tree and the White-headed Woodpeckers I saw there.
The endosperm is usually white and floury as in normal maize, but in some types the outer portion is hard and corneous, as in popcorn.
As with popcorn, the best popping types usually have small grains with a dense, "glassy" (corneous) endosperm that traps steam until the pressure builds to explosive levels.
The winter wheats are, as a rule, more soft and starchy than the spring wheats, which are usually corneous or flinty to different degrees.
Omia: the shoulders: the lateral anterior angles of an agglutinated thorax, when they are distinct: = see umbone: in Coleoptera; a corneous sclerite to which the muscles of the anterior coxa are attached; also the lateral margin of the prothorax; also the lateral margin of the scutellum in Carabids and Dytiscids.
Episternites: the upper pair of corneous appendages forming the ovipositor in grasshoppers.
Armature: applied to the spinous or chitinous processes on the legs, body or wings; or the corneous parts of genitalic structures.
Peritreme: the corneous selerite surrounding a spiracle.
Ossicula: small corneous pieces that serve in the articulation of the wings to the thorax.
Harpes: the lateral pieces of the male genitalia in Lepidoptera, used as clasping organs: also applied to the corneous hooks often borne by these lateral pieces, which are then termed valves; see clasper: in culicids an articulated process, sometimes jointed, at the base of inner side of side-piece, below and exterior to the harpagones.