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A tomentosaMangrove Man"grove, n. [Malay manggi-manggi.]
1. (Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus
Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. mucronata, the last
doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical
regions, where they spread by emitting a["e]rial roots,
which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new
stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet
attached to the parent plant.
Note: The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white
pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is
astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black
and the white mangrove (Avicennia nitida and A.
tomentosa) have much the same habit.
2. (Zo["o]l.) The mango fish. C tomentosaBlackthorn Black"thorn`, n. (Bot.)
(a) A spreading thorny shrub or small tree (Prunus
spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing little
black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.
(b) A species of Crat[ae]gus or hawthorn (C.
tomentosa). Both are used for hedges. Carya tomentosaMocker Mock"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, mocks; a scorner; a scoffer; a
2. A deceiver; an impostor.
3. (Zo["o]l.) A mocking bird.
Mocker nut (Bot.), a kind of hickory (Carya tomentosa)
and its fruit, which is far inferior to the true shagbark
hickory nut. Spiraea tomentosaSteeple Stee"ple, n. [OE. stepel, AS. st[=e]pel, st?pel; akin
to E. steep, a.] (Arch.)
A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole
of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire. ``A
weathercock on a steeple.' --Shak.
Rood steeple. See Rood tower, under Rood.
Steeple bush (Bot.), a low shrub (Spir[ae]a tomentosa)
having dense panicles of minute rose-colored flowers;
Steeple chase, a race across country between a number of
horsemen, to see which can first reach some distant
object, as a church steeple; hence, a race over a
prescribed course obstructed by such obstacles as one
meets in riding across country, as hedges, walls, etc.
Steeple chaser, one who rides in a steeple chase; also, a
horse trained to run in a steeple chase.
Steeple engine, a vertical back-acting steam engine having
the cylinder beneath the crosshead.
Steeple house, a church. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
Meaning of tomentosa from wikipedia
- the wych elm ulmus glabra cultivar tomentosa
was first listed
tomentosa. description: the tree was later described
is a perennial
, asia and india
. uses tannin: the pods without seeds
of v. nilotica
& heybroek after
the latter's expedition
to the himalaya
in 1960. description: the tree is very similar
- waltheria tomentosa
is a species
of flowering plant
in the family malvaceae which
to the marquesas islands
- paulownia tomentosa
(common name s empress
tree or foxglove
tree) is a deciduous
tree in the family
- tilia tomentosa
(silver lime in the uk and silver linden
in the us) is a species
of flowering plant
in the family
- the nanking cherry
(prunus tomentosa) is a species
of prunus native
and western china
tomentosa, (mockernut hickory, mockernut, white
hickory, hognut, bullnut) is a tree in the juglandaceae
- uncaria tomentosa
as cat's claw, although
that name is also used for various other
plants; in spanish
- rhodomyrtus tomentosa
as rose myrtle
is a flowering plant
in the family myrtaceae