Definitions

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

  • n. A small pocklike mark, as on an insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A foveola.
  • n. A spherule of a variolite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a shallow pit, or slightly pitted marking, like the pitting of a smallpox-pustule; a foveole.
  • n. In lithoh., a spherulite of the rock called variolite.

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Examples

  • Three Random Words: le quatre-épices = allspice râlant, e = infuriating la variole (f) = smallpox in garden, gardening | Permalink

    garden, gardening

  • Algonquins returning from the land of the Abenaki reported a variole that was very dangerous, and many thousands of Indians died.41

    Champlain's Dream

  • le quatre-épices = allspice râlant,e = infuriating la variole f = smallpox in garden, gardening | Permalink

    garden, gardening

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