Definitions

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  • adj. humped; protuberant; having one or more large elevations

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Humped; protuberant; -- said of a surface which presents one or more large elevations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as gibbous.

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

  • adj. (used of the moon) more than half full

Etymologies

Latin gibbosus, from gibbus, gibba, hunch, hump. Compare gibbous. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The whorls are posteriorly gibbose or tumid at the sutures, and the callus is less spreading than in others of the genus.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • Page view page image: long, and one 1/8 of an inch wide, it is obtuse, absolutely entire, veinless fleshy and gibbose; has no perceptable taste or smell, and no anamal appears to eat it by way of designating when I mention it hereafter I shall call it the fleshey leafed thorn. 1

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • I looked down and saw the daintily domed instep; I looked up and saw the plump shoulders basing the spring of the round full neck -- which withered at half-height to the fluted shaft of a gibbose cranium.

    Lilith, a romance

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