from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having three lobes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In bot., zoöl., and anatomy, having three lobes; trilobate.

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

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) divided into three lobes
  • adj. having three lobes


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  • West has served on the school board since 1997, when he defeated 89-year-old incumbent Doris Pesce by promising to enforce dress codes and refer repeat disciplinary cases to the three-lobed burning eye.

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  • Cetaceans possess large, complex four-lobed brains, much larger brains in comparison to our smaller human three-lobed brains, with more convolutions on the neo-cortex area than our own.

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  • But logic dictates she is the robed figure in the middle of the stage under a three-lobed headdress, best summed up as papal via tribal.

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  • The distinctive thing about them, the one that gives them their name, is their three-lobed form.

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  • Although a basic three-lobed form defines all trilobites, the earliest species gave rise to a wide variety of successors that differed widely in shape and size, so that over the millennia thousands of species of trilobites came to occupy the seas, some of them no bigger than flies, others as hefty as the largest of lobsters.

    New Race

  • Features clusters of daisy-like flowers (2″ diameter) with distinctive wedge-shaped, bright yellow rays (three-lobed at the tips) and prominent, dome-like, dull yellow center disks.

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  • Her name descended from the pre-Roman Uni, a Triple Goddess represented by the three-lobed lily or fleur-de-lis, her name stemming from the Sanskrit yoni, source of the Uni-verse.


  • The three-lobed lily or fleu-de-lis, like the shamrock, one stood for the Triple Goddess's three yonis, which is why the lily was sacred to the trune Queen of Heaven.

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  • Noncompliant tanks have a circular or five-lobed valve; they can be retrofitted with a three-lobed valve or swapped for a new tank at a hardware store or other refilling facility. —

    The soon-to-be great outdoors

  • Noncompliant tanks have a circular or five-lobed valve and aren't refillable, although they can be retrofitted with a three-lobed valve or swapped for a new tank at a hardware store or other refilling facility.

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