Scythian lamb
Barometz Bar"o*metz, n. [Cf. Russ. baranets' clubmoss.] (Bot.) The woolly-skinned rhizoma or rootstock of a fern ({Dicksonia barometz}), which, when specially prepared and inverted, somewhat resembles a lamb; -- called also {Scythian lamb}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Scythian lamb — Scythian Scyth i*an, a. Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Scythian lamb}. (Bot.) See {Barometz}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scythian lamb — noun Asiatic tree fern having dense matted hairs sometimes used as a styptic • Syn: ↑Cibotium barometz • Hypernyms: ↑tree fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Cibotium, ↑genus Cibotium * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scythian-lamb — paprastasis avipapartis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Diksonijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Cibotium barometz), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cibotium barometz angl. Scythian lamb šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Scythian lamb — a fern, Cibotium barometz, of southeastern Asia, having stalks covered with shaggy, brownish hair and large, feathery leaves, formerly believed to be a source of vegetable wool. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scythian — Scyth i*an, a. Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Scythian lamb}. (Bot.) See {Barometz}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamb plant — noun Etymology: so called from its shaggy appearance : scythian lamb …   Useful english dictionary

  • tartarian lamb — noun Usage: usually capitalized T : scythian lamb * * * Tartarian lamb noun Barometz • • • Main Entry: ↑Tartar * * * tartarian lamb, an Asian fern with shaggy rhizomes suggesting a small lamb …   Useful english dictionary

  • vegetable lamb — noun 1. : scythian lamb 1 2. : the cotton plant * * * vegetable lamb, = tartarian lamb. (Cf. ↑tartarian lamb) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tartarian lamb — Tartarian Tar*ta ri*an, Tartaric Tar*tar ic, a. Of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars. [1913 Webster] {Tartarian lamb} (Bot.), Scythian lamb. See {Barometz}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agnus Scythicus — Ag nus Scyth i*cus [L., Scythian lamb.] (Bot.) The Scythian lamb, a kind of woolly skinned rootstock. See {Barometz}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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