adjective see vase

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vaselike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling or suggesting a vase especially in outline …   Useful english dictionary

  • vase — vaselike, adj. /vays, vayz, vahz/, n. a vessel, as of glass, porcelain, earthenware, or metal, usually higher than it is wide, used chiefly to hold cut flowers or for decoration. [1555 65; < F < L vas vessel] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vaginicola — Vag i*nic o*la, n. [NL., from L. vagina sheath + colere to in habit.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of Infusoria which form minute vaselike or tubular cases in which they dwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baluster — noun Etymology: French balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaustra wild pomegranate flower, from Latin balaustium, from Greek balaustion; from its shape Date: 1602 1. an object or vertical member (as the leg of a table, a round in a chair… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vase — noun Etymology: French, from Latin vas vessel Date: 1629 a usually round vessel of greater depth than width used chiefly as an ornament or for holding flowers • vaselike adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • candelabrum — /kan dl ah breuhm, dl ay /, n., pl. candelabra / breuh/, candelabrums. an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle. [1805 15; < L candelabrum candlestick, equiv. to candel(a) CANDLE + abrum, var. (after stems with an l ) of bulum… …   Universalium

  • hymenopteran — /huy meuh nop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. hymenopterous. n. 2. Also, hymenopter. a hymenopterous insect. [1875 80; HYMENOPTER + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the third largest and perhaps the most beneficial to humans of all insect… …   Universalium

  • lorica — /leuh ruy keuh, law , loh /, n., pl. loricae / see, kee/. 1. Zool. a hard protective case or sheath, as the protective coverings secreted by certain protists. 2. a cuirass or corselet, originally of leather. [1700 10; (def. 1) < NL, special use… …   Universalium

  • sea squirt — any tunicate, esp. a sessile ascidian, so called from its habit of contracting its body and ejecting streams of water when disturbed. [1840 50] * * * Any tunicate in the class Ascidiacea; found in seas worldwide. Resembling potatoes more than… …   Universalium

  • wasp — wasplike, adj. /wosp/, n. 1. any of numerous social or solitary hymenopterous insects of the Vespidae, Sphecidae, and allied families, generally having a long, slender body and narrow waist and, in the female, a stinger. 2. a person who is… …   Universalium

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