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- n. A membrane of tissue in the body of a human or animal.
- n. A pannus.
- n. The skull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The brainpan; the skull; the crown of the head.
- n. In anat., a membrane; also, same as panniculus carnosus:more fully called fleshy pannicle.See also dermohumeralis.
These animals are rather pretty at Rio, but far from strong; they are fed on maize and capim, or Guinea grass, which was introduced of late years into Brazil, and thrives prodigiously: it is cultivated by planting the joints; the stem and leaves are as large as those of barley; it grows sometimes to the height of six or seven feet, and the flower is a large loose pannicle.
So soon therefore as they saw my face they ran again into the mouth of their dam, whom I killed, and then found each of them shrouded in a distinct cell or pannicle in her belly, much like unto a soft white jelly, which maketh me to be of the opinion that our adder is the viper indeed.
It differs from the "Matt grass" in that it has a stout, rigid cane-like culm rising three to five feet above ground, long, flat leaves, and spreading pannicle, putting out strong, lateral roots from every joint as soon as the sand reaches it; in the meantime the culm is pushed upward, and is consequently always out of the way of an extraordinary drift of sand.
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The bigleaf and oakleaf varieties bloom on last year's, nonblooming growth, while the pannicle and smooth varieties bloom on this year's growth, so pruning the dormant stems takes careful examination before cutting back.
Ipomea quamoclet; from about one half its length upwards, it sends out on all sides, ascendent branches which divide again and again; these terminate with large tubular or funnel formed flowers; their limbs equally divided into five segments; these beautiful flowers are of a perfect rose colour, elegantly besprinkled on the inside of their petals with crimson specks; the flowers are in great abundance and together with the branches and delicately fine cut leaves, compose a conical spike or compound pannicle.
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H. panniculata, or pannicle hydrangea, is the most cold hardy and may grow 10 to 15 feet tall, having large creamy white blooms on 18 "long pannicles.