Encrinite
Encrinite En"cri*nite, n. [Gr. ? in + ? a lily: cf. F. encrinite.] (Paleon.) A fossil crinoid, esp. one belonging to, or resembling, the genus {Encrinus}. Sometimes used in a general sense for any crinoid.

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  • encrinite — [en′kri nīt΄] n. [ModL encrinites < Gr en, in + krinon, lily] a crinoid, esp. a fossil crinoid (genus Encrinus) …   English World dictionary

  • encrinite — /en kreuh nuyt /, n. a fossil crinoid. [1800 10; < NL encrin(us) ( < Gk en EN 2 + krínon lily) + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • encrinite — (an kri ni t ) s. m. Encrine pétrifié. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Encrine, et la finale ite, qui, en minéralogie, indique un fossile …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • encrinite — en·cri·nite …   English syllables

  • encrinite — /ˈɛnkrənaɪt/ (say enkruhnuyt) noun 1. a fossil crinoid. 2. any crinoid. {en 2 + Greek krinon lily + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • encrinite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lily encrinite — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African lily — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agapanthus umbellatus — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atamasco lily — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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