friar's-cowl
friar's-cowl friar's-cowl, friar's-cowls friar's-cowls . (Bot.) A tuberous perennial ({Arisarum vulgare}) having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; -- found in the Mediterranean, Canaries, and Azores.

Syn: friars' cowl, {Arisarum vulgare}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Friar's cowl — Friar Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friar's cowl — noun (botany) Wake robin • • • Main Entry: ↑friar …   Useful english dictionary

  • friar's-cowl — noun tuberous perennial having a cowl shaped maroon or violet black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores • Syn: ↑Arisarum vulgare • Hypernyms: ↑arum, ↑aroid • Member Holonyms: ↑Arisarum, ↑genus Arisarum …   Useful english dictionary

  • friar's cowl — noun A species of plant, native to Asia and Europe. Syn: arison, Aharons rod …   Wiktionary

  • friar's-cowls — friar s cowl friar s cowl, friar s cowls friar s cowls . (Bot.) A tuberous perennial ({Arisarum vulgare}) having a cowl shaped maroon or violet black spathe; found in the Mediterranean, Canaries, and Azores. Syn: friars cowl, {Arisarum vulgare}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Friar's cap — Friar Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friar's lantern — Friar Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friar — Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friar bird — Friar Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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