Amianthus

  • 1 Amianthus — Am i*an thus, n. [L. amiantus, Gr. ? ? (lit., unsoiled stone) a greenish stone, like asbestus; a priv. + ? to stain, to defile; so called from its incombustibility.] (Min.) Earth flax, or mountain flax; a soft silky variety of asbestus. [1913… …

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  • 2 amianthus — [am΄ē an′thəs] n. [altered, infl. by ANTHO < L amiantus, asbestos < Gr amiantos (lithos), lit., unspotted (stone) < a , not + miainein, to stain or spot] a kind of asbestos with long, silky fibers …

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  • 3 amianthus — amiantas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pluoštinė aktinolito atmaina, mineralas. formulė Ca₂(Mg,Fe)₅[(OH,F)|Si₄O₁₁]₂ atitikmenys: angl. actinolite asbestos; amianthus rus. актинолит асбест; амиант ryšiai: sinonimas – aktinolito asbestas …

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  • 4 amianthus — amianthine /am ee an theuhn, thuyn/, adj. amianthoid, amianthoidal, adj. /am ee an theuhs/, n. Mineral. a fine variety of asbestos, with delicate, flexible filaments. [1660 70; < L amiantus < Gk amíantos, equiv. to a A 6 + mian (s. of miaínein to …

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  • 5 amianthus — noun a type of asbestos with long, soft, thin fibers …

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  • 6 amianthus — n. (Mineral) fibrous asbestos …

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  • 7 amianthus — [ˌamɪ anθəs] noun a variety of asbestos with fine silky fibres which can be woven. Origin C17: from L. amiantus, from Gk amiantos not defiled …

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  • 8 amianthus — am·i·an·thus …

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  • 9 amianthus — /æmiˈænθəs/ (say amee anthuhs) noun a fine variety of asbestos, with delicate, flexible filaments. {variant (with th; compare amaranth) of amiantus, from Latin, from Greek amiantos (lithos) undefiled (stone) …

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  • 10 amianthus —   n. asbestos with silky fibres.    ♦ amianthine, a …

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  • 11 amianthus — n. (also amiantus) any fine silky fibred variety of asbestos. Etymology: L f. Gk amiantos undefiled f. a not + miaino defile, i.e. purified by fire, being incombustible: for h cf. AMARANTH …

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  • 12 American laurel — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …

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  • 13 Amianthiform — Am i*an thi*form, a. [Amianthus + form.] Resembling amianthus in form. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Amianthoid — Am i*an thoid, a. [Amianthus + oid: cf. F. amianto[ i]de.] Resembling amianthus. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Arnica montana — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …

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  • 16 Bauhinia variegata — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …

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  • 17 calico bush — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …

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  • 18 Earth flax — Flax Flax (fl[a^]ks), n. [AS. fleax; akin to D. vlas, OHG. flahs, G. flachs, and prob. to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L. plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. ? to weave, plait. See {Ply}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Linum}, esp. the …

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  • 19 Flax — (fl[a^]ks), n. [AS. fleax; akin to D. vlas, OHG. flahs, G. flachs, and prob. to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L. plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. ? to weave, plait. See {Ply}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Linum}, esp. the {L.… …

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  • 20 Flax brake — Flax Flax (fl[a^]ks), n. [AS. fleax; akin to D. vlas, OHG. flahs, G. flachs, and prob. to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L. plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. ? to weave, plait. See {Ply}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Linum}, esp. the …

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