sheaflike
adjective see sheaf

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sheaflike — adjective Resembling a sheaf or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • sheaflike — adj. resembling stalks of grain bound together in a sheaf …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sheaflike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a bundle of sheaved grain …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheaf — sheaflike, adj. /sheef/, n., pl. sheaves, v. n. 1. one of the bundles in which cereal plants, as wheat, rye, etc., are bound after reaping. 2. any bundle, cluster, or collection: a sheaf of papers. v.t. 3. to bind (something) into a sheaf or… …   Universalium

  • desmine — Stilbite Stil bite, n. [Gr. ? to glitter, shine: cf. F. stilbite.] (Min.) A common mineral of the zeolite family, a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime, usually occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals, also in radiated masses. It is of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilbite — Stil bite, n. [Gr. ? to glitter, shine: cf. F. stilbite.] (Min.) A common mineral of the zeolite family, a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime, usually occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals, also in radiated masses. It is of a white or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trichite — Trich ite, n. [Gr. ?, ?, hair.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Min.) A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs, common in obsidian. See Illust. of {Crystallite}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A delicate, hairlike siliceous spicule, found in certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trichite sheaf — Trichite Trich ite, n. [Gr. ?, ?, hair.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Min.) A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs, common in obsidian. See Illust. of {Crystallite}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A delicate, hairlike siliceous spicule, found in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheaf — noun (plural sheaves) Etymology: Middle English sheef, from Old English scēaf; akin to Old High German scoub sheaf, Russian chub forelock Date: before 12th century 1. a quantity of the stalks and ears of a cereal grass or sometimes other plant… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stilbite — noun Etymology: French, from Greek stilbein Date: 1815 a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and often occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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