dog's-tooth violet
Dogtooth Dog"tooth`, n.; pl. {Dogteeth}. 1. See {Canine tooth}, under {Canine}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called {tooth ornament}. [1913 Webster]

{Dogtooth spar} (Min.), a variety of calcite, in acute crystals, resembling the tooth of a dog. See {Calcite}.

{Dogtooth violet} (Bot.), a small, bulbous herb of the Lily family (genus {Erythronium}). It has two shining flat leaves and commonly one large flower. [Written also {dog's-tooth violet}.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dog's-tooth violet — noun perennial woodland spring flowering plant; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑dogtooth violet, ↑dogtooth • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑white dogtooth violet, ↑whi …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog’s-tooth-violet — šundantis eritronis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Erythronium dens canis), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erythronium dens canis angl. dog’s tooth violet; European …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dog's-tooth violet — noun a plant of the lily family with pinkish purple flowers with backward curving pointed petals. [Erythronium dens canis and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • white dog's-tooth violet — noun North American dogtooth having solitary white flowers with yellow centers and blue or pink exteriors • Syn: ↑white dogtooth violet, ↑blonde lilian, ↑Erythronium albidum • Hypernyms: ↑dogtooth violet, ↑dogtooth, ↑dog s tooth violet …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog — n. & v. n. 1 any four legged flesh eating animal of the genus Canis, of many breeds domesticated and wild, kept as pets or for work or sport. 2 the male of the dog, or of the fox (also dog fox) or wolf (also dog wolf). 3 colloq. a a despicable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth ornament — Dogtooth Dog tooth , n.; pl. {Dogteeth}. 1. See {Canine tooth}, under {Canine}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; also called {tooth ornament}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog violet — Viola labradorica, a common weed. Dog violet is the common name for various species of the plant genus Viola with unscented flowers. The term arose to differentiate them from the scented sweet violet. Species so named include: Viola canina heath… …   Wikipedia

  • violet — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lavender, mauve, purplish; see purple . n. Varieties of violets include: purple, white, yellow, southern wood, African, Pacific coast wood, sweet, Parma, bird s foot, dog s tooth, Rouen, Russian, early blue, bog blue,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Dogtooth violet — Dogtooth Dog tooth , n.; pl. {Dogteeth}. 1. See {Canine tooth}, under {Canine}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; also called {tooth ornament}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogtooth violet — noun perennial woodland spring flowering plant; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑dogtooth, ↑dog s tooth violet • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑white dogtooth violet, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”