purselike
adjective see purse I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • purselike — adjective Resembling a purse or some aspect of one. ...holding his head cocked to the side and his mouth set purselike, as he always did when he was fixing to deliver a pronouncement …   Wiktionary

  • purselike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a purse especially in pouched rounded form wattles in the form of purselike outgrowths …   Useful english dictionary

  • purselike — See purse. * * * …   Universalium

  • AEgithalus pendulinus — Penduline Pen du line, n. [F. See {Pendulum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European titmouse ({Parus pendulinus}, syn. {[AE]githalus pendulinus}). It is noted for its elegant pendulous purselike nest, made of the down of willow trees and lined with feathers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsipobranchia — Mar si*po*bran chi*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pouch + ? a gill.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike mouth destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsipobranchiata — Marsipobranchia Mar si*po*bran chi*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pouch + ? a gill.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsipobranchii — Marsipobranchia Mar si*po*bran chi*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pouch + ? a gill.] (Zo[ o]l.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parus pendulinus — Penduline Pen du line, n. [F. See {Pendulum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European titmouse ({Parus pendulinus}, syn. {[AE]githalus pendulinus}). It is noted for its elegant pendulous purselike nest, made of the down of willow trees and lined with feathers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Penduline — Pen du line, n. [F. See {Pendulum}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European titmouse ({Parus pendulinus}, syn. {[AE]githalus pendulinus}). It is noted for its elegant pendulous purselike nest, made of the down of willow trees and lined with feathers. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purse — I. noun Etymology: Middle English purs, from Old English, modification of Medieval Latin bursa, from Late Latin, ox hide, from Greek byrsa Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a small bag for money (2) a receptacle (as a pocketbook) for carrying… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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