Definitions

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

  • noun A usually metal case used for carrying collected plant specimens.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A botanist's case or box for carrying specimens as he collects them.
  • noun In botany, same as ascidium, 2.
  • noun In anatomy: A small vessel; a vas.
  • noun The penis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Same as ascidium, n., 1.
  • noun A tin box, commonly cylindrical or flattened, used in collecting plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A container used by botanists to keep samples viable by maintaining a cool, humid environment.

Etymologies

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

[Latin vāsculum, small vessel; see vascular.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin small vessel.

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