Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, the terminal part of the under mandible of a bird, as far as the symphysis or gonys extends, corresponding to the dertrum of the upper mandible.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The distal end of the mandibles of a bird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology The distal end of the mandibles of a bird.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin, a lamp nozzle, from Ancient Greek.

Examples

  • The dominant vegetation is Acacia species, with Balanites roxburghii, Cordia myxa, Capparis spp.,

    Deccan thorn scrub forests

  • In northern Thailand, grass, raffia, paper, or plastic bags are placed over fruit like guava, citrus, pomegranate, and jack fruit to protect them from fruit flies. 6 The lasora tree (Cordia myxa), is a drought-resistant tree grown for its fruit and used as a living garden fence in arid northwestern India.

    5. How plants live and grow

  • Page view page image: anointing the priests; the phœnicobalanus, which bears an intoxicating fruit, and gives to the priests who eat of it divining powers; the graceful palma, or sheath for the palm-flowers; the almond-tree, brilliant with its flowering branches; the wine-giving myxa; the ivory-palm fruit, of which censers are made; the mimosa Nilotica, and the golden olive of Arsinoë.

    The pillar of fire, or, Israel in bondage

  • Gk. myxa (cognate with Gk. mykés ` mushroom ') means both ` nasal mucus' and ` lampwick. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 2

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.