Globe amaranth
Globe Globe (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp. [1913 Webster]

3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also {artificial globe}. [1913 Webster]

5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square. [1913 Webster]

Him round A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Globe amaranth} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Gomphrena} ({G. globosa}), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered.

{Globe animalcule}, a small, globular, locomotive organism ({Volvox globator}), once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic alg[ae].

{Globe of compression} (Mil.), a kind of mine producing a wide crater; -- called also {overcharged mine}.

{Globe daisy} (Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus {Globularing}, common in Europe. The flowers are minute and form globular heads.

{Globe sight}, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.

{Globe slater} (Zo["o]l.), an isopod crustacean of the genus {Spheroma}.

{Globe thistle} (Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads ({Cynara Scolymus}); also, certain species of the related genus {Echinops}.

{Globe valve}. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {Globe}, {Sphere}, {Orb}, {Ball}.

Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • globe-amaranth — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • globe amaranth — a plant, Gomphrena globosa, native to the Old World tropics, having dense heads of variously colored flowers that retain their color when cut. [1725 35; so called from the globose flower head] * * * ▪ plant  (Gomphrena globosa), ornamental garden …   Universalium

  • globe amaranth — noun tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color • Syn: ↑bachelor s button, ↑Gomphrena globosa • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Gomphrena, ↑genus Gomphrena …   Useful english dictionary

  • globe amaranth — noun Date: 1733 an annual herb (Gomphrena globosa) of the amaranth family often cultivated as an ornamental for its dense globe shaped flower heads which can be dried with nearly full retention of their color …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Globe amaranth — Gomphrena (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • globe amaranth — /gloʊb ˈæmərənθ/ (say glohb amuhruhnth) noun → bachelor s button (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • globe amaranth —   Leihua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • common globe-amaranth — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Amaranth (disambiguation) — Amaranth may refer to:Botany* Amaranth, a genus of plants * Globe amaranth, genus of plants in the family Amaranthaceae * Purpleheart, also called amaranth wood Locations* Amaranth, Delaware, a town in the USA * Amaranth, Manitoba, a town in… …   Wikipedia

  • Globe — (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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