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

  • noun A low, light four-wheeled carriage for two with a folding top and an elevated driver's seat in front.
  • noun A touring car with a folding top usually covering only the rear seat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The twelfth planetoid, discovered by Hind in London in 1850.
  • noun [NL. (Lindley, 1838), named after Queen Victoria of England, to whom the first flower which blossomed in cultivation was presented in 1849.] A genus of water-lilies, belonging to the order Nymphæaceæ and tribe Nymphæeæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A form of low, light, four-wheeled carriage, having a calash top, with seats for two persons, and an elevated driver's seat in front.
  • noun [lowercase] A breed of domestic pigeons, nearly the same as the hyacinth

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

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet.
  • proper noun A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front.
  • proper noun (Astron.) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; -- called also Clio.
  • proper noun One of an American breed of medium-sized white hogs with a slightly dished face and very erect ears.
  • proper noun a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor to members of the British army or navy. It was first bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The recipients also have a pension of £10 a year.
  • proper noun (Chem.) See Emerald green, under Green.
  • proper noun (Bot.) the Victoria regia. See def. 1, above.

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

  • noun A type of carriage.

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

  • noun a state in southeastern Australia
  • noun queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)
  • noun a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio
  • noun port city and the capital of Seychelles
  • noun (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike
  • noun capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
  • noun a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally


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

[After Victoria.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Named after Queen Victoria.



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  • Usage, as a horse-drawn conveyance, on barouche.

    October 22, 2008

  • This type of carriage was used a lot in Holmes's time.

    September 2, 2012