Urn-shaped
Urn-shaped Urn"-shaped`, a. Having the shape of an urn; as, the urn-shaped capsules of some mosses. [1913 Webster]

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  • urn-shaped — adjective having a concave shape like an urn • Similar to: ↑concave * * * urnˈ shaped adjective Rounded with a narrowed mouth • • • Main Entry: ↑urn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Urn — Urn, n. [OE. urne, L. urna; perhaps fr. urere to burn, and sop called as being made of burnt clay (cf. {East}): cf. F. urne.] [1913 Webster] 1. A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urn mosses — Urn Urn, n. [OE. urne, L. urna; perhaps fr. urere to burn, and sop called as being made of burnt clay (cf. {East}): cf. F. urne.] [1913 Webster] 1. A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • urn moss — ▪ Physcomitrium       any plant of the genus Physcomitrium (subclass Bryidae), characterized by urn shaped or top shaped capsules (spore cases) with lobed, hoodlike coverings. Fewer than 10 of the 68 species are native to North America. The most… …   Universalium

  • urn fungus — noun an urn shaped discomycete with a nearly black interior • Syn: ↑Urnula craterium • Hypernyms: ↑discomycete, ↑cup fungus …   Useful english dictionary

  • urn moss — noun : any of several mosses (as members of the genus Physcomitrium and especially P. turbinatum) having an urn shaped theca …   Useful english dictionary

  • urn bodies — 1. (MESOZOA: Rhombozoa) An urn like sac on the ventral surface of infusoriform larvae of a dicyemid that contains four germinal cells. 2. (SIPUNCULA) Vase shaped, multicellular structures in the coelom …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gray urn — a smooth, urn shaped edible mushroom, Urnula craterium, commonly found in North America on fallen hardwood. * * * …   Universalium

  • hut urn — noun : a prehistoric cinerary urn shaped like a round hut with a conical roof and found especially in southern Italy …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife urn — noun : an urn shaped knife box popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries …   Useful english dictionary

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