Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The seventh tone in the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • noun A tropical ornamental shrub (Cordyline fruticosa) native to Southeast Asia and Polynesia, having a terminal tuft of long narrow leaves and panicles of white, yellowish, or reddish flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In solmization. See si.
  • noun In chem., the symbol for titanium.
  • noun In Polynesia, the plant Cordyline terminalis, same as ki; in New Zealand, transferred to C. australis and C. indivisa, plants otherwise known as cabbage-palm, and, with the whole genus, as palm-lily.

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  • noun botany The "good luck plant", Cordyline fruticosa, an evergreen shrub.
  • noun music A syllable used in solfège to represent the seventh note of a major scale.

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

  • noun shrub with terminal tufts of elongated leaves used locally for thatching and clothing; thick sweet roots are used as food; tropical southeastern Asia, Australia and Hawaii
  • noun the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
  • noun a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of si.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Tahitian and Maori .]

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From a Polynesian language, related to Hawaiian .

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From Latin.

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  • Chemical element symbol for Titanium.

    December 1, 2007