from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants of the tribe Helenioideæ and the subtribe Tagctineæ, characterized by the elongated style with very short obtuse branches.
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Pollux (_Onomasticon_ iv.chap. 8, § 59) calls the instrument barbiton or barymite (from [Greek: barus], heavy and [Greek: mitos], a string), an instrument producing deep sounds; the strings were twice as long as those of the pectis and sounded an octave lower.