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  • n. a part of an insect's leg that is spade-shaped and can be used as a scoop for feeding

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flattened and spade-like fore tarsus of certain insects, usually employed for swimming.
  • n. One of the nodules or ossicles in the mouth-parts of some starfishes, as brittle-stars, borne upon the torus angularis, moved by proper muscles, and collectively serving as teeth. More fully called pala angularis.
  • n. The conessi-bark (which see, under bark).
  • n. Same as palay
  • n. A thin layer of brain tissue, fancifully compared to the shape of a spade, at the extremity of the rima, which connects the cerebrum and the fimbriæ.
  • n. A Hawaiian name for syphilis.
  • n. An abbreviated form of impala.


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