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Definition of the noun Alcyonium digitatum

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Alcyonium digitatum is a species of Alcyonium, described by Linnaeus in 1758.

Alcyonium digitatum is a species of Alcyonium, described by Linnaeus in 1758.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

Alcyonium digitatum. 1. Reduced general 2. A portion showin the pol figure. protruded, and w th exten ed tentacula. Actinozoa (see ZOOLOGY), and consisting of a polype-mass with starlike pores and protrusive polypes. A. digitatum is ...


The common species U Alcyonium digitatum, and of this several varieties occur. A giant species (Alcyonium poeulum), found on the coral reefs of Sumatra and in the neighbourhood of Singapore, attains nearly 3 feet in height and 18 inches in ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

The o species are the—Alcyonium digitatum, Dead-man's hand.—Alcyonium bursa, Sea-purse.— Alcyonium ficus, Sea-fig, &c. ALDABA'RAN (Astron.) or the Bull's Eye, a star of the first magnitude in the southern eye of the constellation Taurus ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

by William Thomas Brande

(Alcyonium digitatum Lin. ; Lobularia digitata Lam.) Alcyons (Gr. fatevtiv, a kingfisher). The name given by Temminck to an order of birds of which the kingfisher (Alcedo) is the type. Aldebaran. In Astronomy, the Arabic name of a large and ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh encyclopedia (1832)

by Sir David Brewster

One resembling the Alcyonium digitatum occurs in some limestones, and the simple elongated ones are not uncommon. Another occurs which has been compared to a quince, and another, again, resembles a fig; these being among the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

Alcyonium digitatum, the dead man's hand or toes; found in the European seas. 11. Alcyonium Schlosseri, found on the coast of Cornwall. 12. Alcyonium lyncurium, found at the Cape of Good Hope.

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

(Alcyonium digitatum Lin.; Lobularia digitata Lam.) - Alcyons (Gr. &Axvów, a kingfisher). The of which the kingfisher (Alcedo) is the type. Aldebaran. In Astronomy, the Arabic name of a large and bright star of the first magnitude, called the 'Bull's ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

[Alcyonium digitatum.] 2 informal the divisions of a lobster's or crab's gills. dead man's handle (also dead man's pedal) n. (in a train) a safety lever which shuts off power when not held in place by the driver. dead march n. a slow, solemn piece ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Confusable Phrases (2010)

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations by Yuri Dolgopolov

dead man's hand —a zoophyte (Alcyonium digitatum) forming fleshy masses: Dead Man's Hand is indebted ...

Google previewLloyd's Encyclopædic dictionary (1895)

by Robert Hunter

The name given by the fishermen to Alcyonium digitatum, an Asteroid Polype. [ ALCYoNIUM.] cow-parsley, s. (1) Anthriscus sylvestris (Chaerophyllum sylvestre), (2) Heracleum Panaces. The profession of a ców (2), s. ców (3), s. cow-parsnip, s.

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