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Definition of the noun agdestis
What does agdestis mean as a name of something?
- a genus with one species that is a rapidly growing climbing vine with tuberous roots; grown in hot climates
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- synonym of Agdestis: genus Agdestis
- more generic terms: caryophylloid dicot genus = genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers; climber = a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
- member of: family Phytolaccaceae / Phytolaccaceae / pokeweed family = chiefly tropical herbaceous plants (including shrubs and trees) with racemose flowers: genera Phytolacca, Agdestis, Ercilla, Rivina, Trichostigma
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Rethinking Religion (1989)
Studies in the Hellenistic Process by Jørgen Podemann Sørensen
Likewise Agdestis is a wild hermaphrodite, engendered by a rock and a male, Attis a civilized male, son of a woman and a pomegranate ...
Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families by Klaus Kubitzki, Jens G. Rohwer, Volker Bittrich
Agdestis is a relatively advanced genus. Entirely dichasial inflorescences are found in Gisekia, FLOWER STRUCTURE. (Fig. 108). The tepals are mostly inconspicuous: the whole inflorescence may nevertheless be showy. Clearly petaloid ...
A Classical Dictionary, Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors... (1839)
by John Lemprière
□ AGDESTIS or AGDISTUS, a mountain ...
by Tatiana Wielgorskaya, Armen Leonovich Takhtadzhi͡an
Genus Agdestis. Agrimoniaceae Gray = Rosaceae Juss. Agrostidaceae Burnett = Poaceae Bar- nhart. Ailanthaceae J. Agardh = Simaroubaceae DC. Aitoniaceae Harv. = Meliaceae Juss. AIZOACEAE F. Rudolphi. 1830. Dicots. Caryophyllales.
Bibliotheca classica, sive Lexicon manuale ... Editio altera auctior et emendatior. [The compiler's preface signed: Herm. Bosscha.] (1816)
Agdestis. \ Mons'Phrygiae, ubi Artis fepultus .
AGDESTIS and AGDISTIS, an androgynous monster, the offspring of Jupiter and the stone Agdus. It was the terror both of men and gods, and was worshipped by the Greeks as a powerful genius. AGDUS, an immense stone from which Deuca- ...
A classical dictionary (1809)
containing a copious account of all the proper names mentioned in ancient authors, with the value of coins, weights, and measures among the Greeks and Romans, and a chronological table by John Lemprière
tragedies are preserved, such as Telephus, j Agdestis, a mountain of Phrygia, where Thyestes, &c. — A comic poet who lived in the j Atys was buried. Paus. l,c. 4. A surname same age. Plut. in Parall. — A son of Priam, j of Cybele. Homer.
Bell's New Pantheon; Or, Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity (1790)
Also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together with Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games ... by John Bell
AGDESTIS and AGDISTIS, an androgynous monster, the offspring of Jupiter and the stone Agdus. It was the terror both of men and gods, and was worshipped by the Greeks as a powerful genius. AGDUS, an immense stone from which ...
The Treasury of Botany: a Popular Dictionary of Vegetable Kingdom with which is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore (1870)
AGDESTIS. A Mexican twining plant originally described by De Candolle, from a drawing of Mocino and Sesse's collection, and which has till lately been very little understood. Specimens recently examined have, however, shown that it ...
containing a full account of all the proper names mentioned in ancient authors. With tables of coins, weights, and measures, in use among the Greeks and Romans. To which is now prefixed a chronological table by John Lemprière
Agdestis, a mountain of Phrygia, where Atys was buried.
Bell's New Pantheon; Or, Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity: Also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together with Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games, &c. As Well as Descriptions of Their Figures, Representations, and Symbols, Collected from Statues, Pictures, Coins, and Other Remains of the Ancients. The Whole Designed to Facilitate the Study of Mythology, History, Poetry, Painting, Statuary, Medals, &c. &c. And Compiled from the Best Authorities. Richly Embellished with Characteristic Prints. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1. [- 2.] (1790)
AGDESTIS AND AGDISTIS, an androgynous monster, the offspring of Jupiter and the stone Agdus .
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Scrabble value of A1G2D2E1S1T1I1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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