Solomonic
Solomon Sol"o*mon, n. One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man. -- {Sol`o*mon"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

{Solomon's seal} (Bot.), a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus {Polygonatum}, having simple erect or curving stems rising from thick and knotted rootstocks, and with white or greenish nodding flowers. The commonest European species is {Polygonatum multiflorum}. {P. biflorum} and {P. giganteum} are common in the Eastern United States. See Illust. of {Rootstock}.

{False Solomon's seal} (Bot.), any plant of the liliaceous genus {Smilacina} having small whitish flowers in terminal racemes or panicles. [1913 Webster]


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  • Solomonic — /sol euh mon ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to King Solomon. 2. wise or reasonable in character: a Solomonic decision. Also, Solomonian /sol euh moh nee euhn, mohn yeuhn/. [1715 25; SOLOMON + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Solomonic — Sol•o•mon•ic [[t]ˌsɒl əˈmɒn ɪk[/t]] also Sol•o•mo•ni•an [[t] ˈmoʊ ni ən, ˈmoʊn yən[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to King Solomon 2) wise or reasonable in character: a Solomonic decision[/ex] • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Solomonic — adjective Date: 1857 marked by notable wisdom, reasonableness, or discretion especially under trying circumstances …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • solomonic — sol·o·mon·ic …   English syllables

  • Solomonic — adjective exhibiting or requiring the wisdom of Solomon in making difficult decisions • Pertains to noun: ↑Solomon • Derivationally related forms: ↑Solomon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solomonic column — The Solomonic column, also called Barley sugar column, is a helical column, characterized by a spiraling twisting shaft like a corkscrew. It is not signified by a specific capital style and may be crowned with any design, for example, a Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomonic Polar Bear — Infobox Album | Name = Solomonic Polar Bear Type = Album Longtype = Artist = Nine Miles Released = March 7, 2001 Recorded = Genre = Electronica, Reggae Length = 31:08 Label = Delicious Label BUMP 005 Producer = Yoshiaki Manabe Reviews = Last… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomonic dynasty — Royal house surname =Solomonic dynasty estate = coat of arms = country =Ethiopia titles =Emperor of Ethiopia founder =Yekuno Amlak final ruler =Haile Selassie I current head =Zera Yacob Amha Selassie founding year =1270 deposition =1974… …   Wikipedia

  • Northwest Solomonic languages — Northwest Solomonic Geographic distribution: Solomon Islands Linguistic classification: Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Oceanic Meso Melanesian ? …   Wikipedia

  • Southeast Solomonic languages — Southeast Solomonic Geographic distribution: Solomon Islands Linguistic classification: Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Oceanic Meso Melanesian ? …   Wikipedia

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