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  • ribbonlike — adjective long and thin; resembling a ribbon ribbonlike noodles • Syn: ↑ribbony • Similar to: ↑thin • Derivationally related forms: ↑ribbon (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ribbonlike — adjective Having the characteristics of ribbons …   Wiktionary

  • ribbon — ribbonlike, ribbony, adj. /rib euhn/, n. 1. a woven strip or band of fine material, as silk or rayon, varying in width and finished off at the edges, used for ornament, tying, etc. 2. material in such strips. 3. anything resembling or suggesting… …   Universalium

  • ribbon — [rib′ən] n. [ME riban < MFr riban, ruban < ? MDu ringband, collar < ring,RING2 + band, akin to BAND1] 1. a) a narrow strip of silk, rayon, velvet, etc. finished at the edges and of various widths, used for decoration, tying things, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • tape grass — noun submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia • Syn: ↑eelgrass, ↑wild celery, ↑Vallisneria spiralis • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic pla …   Useful english dictionary

  • eelgrass — /eel gras , grahs /, n. 1. a grasslike marine plant, Zostera marina, having ribbonlike leaves. 2. See tape grass. [1780 90, Amer.; EEL + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant       any of two different groups of ribbonlike aquatic plants. Vallisneria species… …   Universalium

  • fluke — fluke1 /floohk/, n. 1. the part of an anchor that catches in the ground, esp. the flat triangular piece at the end of each arm. See diag. under anchor. 2. a barb, or the barbed head, of a harpoon, spear, arrow, or the like. 3. either half of the… …   Universalium

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

  • atheriniform — ▪ fish Introduction       any member of the order Atheriniformes, containing 15 families of marine and freshwater spiny finned fishes (spiny finned fish), including the flying fishes (flying fish) (see ), needlefishes (needlefish), silversides,… …   Universalium

  • elopiform — ▪ fish Introduction  any member of a group of archaic ray finned fishes (fish) that includes the tarpons (tarpon) (Megalops) and the ladyfishes (Elops). Elopiforms live in marine and brackish water habitats. A few are prized game fishes, but only …   Universalium

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