Definition of Sigillaria. Meaning of Sigillaria. Synonyms of Sigillaria

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Definition of Sigillaria

Sigillaria
Sigillaria Sig`il*la"ri*a, n. pl. [L., from sigillum a seal. See Sigil.] (Rom. Antic.) Little images or figures of earthenware exposed for sale, or given as presents, on the last two days of the Saturnalia; hence, the last two, or the sixth and seventh, days of the Saturnalia.
Sigillaria
Sigillaria Sig`il*la"ri*a, n. [NL., fem sing. fr. L. sigillum a seal.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil trees principally found in the coal formation; -- so named from the seallike leaf scars in vertical rows on the surface.

Meaning of Sigillaria from wikipedia

- Sigillaria is a genus of extinct, spore-bearing, arborescent (tree-like) plants. It was a lycopodiophyte, and is related to the lycopsids, or club-mosses...
- ancient Roman culture, sigillaria were pottery or wax figurines given as traditional gifts during the Saturnalia. Sigillaria as a proper noun was also...
- usually gag gifts or small figurines made of wax or pottery known as sigillaria. The poet Catullus called it "the best of days". Saturnalia was the Roman...
- may have favored drier areas of the swamp. One author[who?] thinks that Sigillaria favored the intermediate areas between levee habitat and swamp habitat...
- Fossil lycopsid, probably Sigillaria, from Joggins, with attached stigmarian roots...
- swamp-loving lycopod trees of the Carboniferous, such as Lepidodendron and Sigillaria, were progressively replaced in the continental interior by the more advanced...
- victimis ).(1.7.31)(p 146) The figurines that were exchanged as gifts (sigillaria) during the Saturnalia may have represented token substitutes.(1.10.24)...
- Lepidodendron (with its cone called Lepidostrobus), Anabathra, Lepidophloios and Sigillaria. The roots of several of these forms are known as Stigmaria. Unlike present-day...
- Ancient in situ lycopsid, probably Sigillaria, with attached stigmarian roots. Specimen is from the Joggins Formation (Pennsylvanian), ****berland Basin...
- underground rooting structures of coal forest lycopsid trees such as Sigillaria and Lepidodendron. These swamp forest trees grew to 50 meters and were...