Vernicose Ver"ni*cose`, a. [See {Varnish}.] (Bot.) Having a brilliantly polished surface, as some leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • vernicose — ˈvərnəˌkōs adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin vernic , vernix, veronic , veronix varnish + English ose more at varnish : brilliantly polished vernicose leaves * * * verniˈcose, a. Bot. rare 0. [ad. mod.L. vernicōs us …   Useful english dictionary

  • vernicose — adj. [NL. vernicosus, varnished] Appearing as though varnished or brilliantly polished …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vernicose — ver·ni·cose …   English syllables

  • vernicose —   a. covered with natural varnish …   Dictionary of difficult words

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