Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as gibbous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective humped; protuberant; having one or more large elevations

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

  • adjective (used of the moon) more than half full

Etymologies

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Latin gibbosus, from gibbus, gibba, hunch, hump. Compare gibbous.

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

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

    Explorations in Australia The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

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