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Meaning of Abies

Abies means: A genus of coniferous trees, properly called Fir, as the balsam fir and the silver fir. The spruces are sometimes also referred to this genus.

Meaning of Abietene

Abietene means: A volatile oil distilled from the resin or balsam of the nut pine (Pinus sabiniana) of California.

Meaning of Abietic

Abietic means: Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products; as, abietic acid, called also sylvic acid.

Meaning of Abietin

Abietin means: Alt. of Abietine

Meaning of Abietine

Abietine means: A resinous obtained from Strasburg turpentine or Canada balsam. It is without taste or smell, is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol (especially at the boiling point), in strong acetic acid, and in ether.

Meaning of Abietinic

Abietinic means: Of or pertaining to abietin; as, abietinic acid.

Meaning of Abietite

Abietite means: A substance resembling mannite, found in the needles of the common silver fir of Europe (Abies pectinata).

Meaning of Abigail

Abigail means: A lady's waiting-maid.

Meaning of Abiliment

Abiliment means: Habiliment.

Meaning of Abilities

Abilities means: of Ability

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Meaning of Zeuzerian

Zeuzerian means: Any one of a group of bombycid moths of which the genus Zeuzera is the type. Some of these moths are of large size. The goat moth is an example.

Meaning of Zeus

Zeus means: The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.

Meaning of Zeugobranchiata

Zeugobranchiata means: Same as Zygobranchia.

Meaning of Zeugmatic

Zeugmatic means: Of or pertaining to zeugma; characterized by zeugma.

Meaning of Zeugma

Zeugma means: A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.

Meaning of Zeuglodonta

Zeuglodonta means: Same as Phocodontia.

Meaning of Zeuglodont

Zeuglodont means: Any species of Zeuglodonta.

Meaning of Zeuglodon

Zeuglodon means: A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See Phocodontia.

Meaning of Zetetics

Zetetics means: A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.

Meaning of Zetetic

Zetetic means: A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.

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