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Cephalacanthus spinarellaBatfish Bat"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A name given to several species of fishes:
(a) The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast.
(b) The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus
(c) The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis
Californicus.) G triacanthusLocust tree Lo"cust tree` [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.)
A large North American tree of the genus Robinia (R.
Pseudacacia), producing large slender racemes of white,
fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an
ornamental tree. In England it is called acacia.
Note: The name is also applied to other trees of different
genera, especially to those of the genus Hymen[ae]a,
of which H. Courbaril is a lofty, spreading tree of
South America; also to the carob tree (Ceratonia
siliqua), a tree growing in the Mediterranean region.
Honey locust tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Gleditschia
) G. triacanthus), having pinnate leaves and strong
branching thorns; -- so called from a sweet pulp found
between the seeds in the pods. Called also simply honey
Water locust tree (Bot.), a small swamp tree (Gleditschia
monosperma), of the Southern United States.
Gyracanthus Gyr`a*can"thus, n. [NL., fr. Gr, ? round + ?
A genus of fossil fishes, found in Devonian and carboniferous
strata; -- so named from their round, sculptured spines.
Malacanthus plumieriMatajuelo banco Ma`ta*jue"lo ban"co [Sp. blanco white.]
A West Indian food fish (Malacanthus plumieri) related to
the tilefish. Stromateus triacanthusDollar Dol"lar, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an
abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first
coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St.
Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]
(a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25
grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
(b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22
grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is,
having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths
fine. It is no longer coined.
Note: Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount
of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now,
the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a
distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half
eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained
24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each
2. A coin of the same general weight and value, though
differing slightly in different countries, current in
Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and
several other European countries.
3. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the
United States in reckoning money values.
Chop dollar. See under 9th Chop.
Dollar fish (Zo["o]l.), a fish of the United States coast
(Stromateus triacanthus), having a flat, roundish form
and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish,
and Lafayette. See Butterfish.
Trade dollar, a silver coin formerly made at the United
States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at
home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of
alloy. Stromateus triacanthusButterfish But"ter*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to
their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus
triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus
punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the
kelpfish of New Zealand.
Meaning of Acanthus from wikipedia
, rarely acanthuses
in English, or acanthi
in Latin), its feminine
(plural: acanthae), the Latinised
form of the...
of the Acanthus genus
of plants, which
with some similarity
of the thistle
and poppy. Both Acanthus mollis
- in height. Acanthus arboreus
Forssk. (1775) Acanthus
(2007) Acanthus balcanicus Heywood
& I.Richardson (Syn. Acanthus
of Acanthus mollis Inflorescence
of Acanthus mollis
Close-up on stamens
of Acanthus mollis
Close-up on a flower
spinosus, the spiny
bear's breech, is a species
of flowering plant
in the family
Europe, from Italy
(Gr****: Ἄκανθος; in Ptolemy, Ἀκανθῶν Πόλις) was an ancient
city of Egypt, on the western
bank of the Nile, 120 stadia south
of Memphis. Its site...
(Ancient Gr****: Ἄκανθος), was the victor
in two footrace
events, the diaulos
(δίαυλος) and dolichos
(δόλιχος), in the Olympic...
mont****, also known
as Bear's Breech
Thistle, is a thinly branched perennial
with basal clusters
to lance-shaped glossy...
balcanicus, is an endemic herbaceous perennial plant
in the genus Acanthus
to the Balkan
peninsula, up to Dalmatia. This plant
ilicifolius, commonly known
as holly-leaved acanthus
, sea holly, and holy mangrove
is a species
or herbs, of the plant family
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