wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

floating craft company
Floating dam
floating debenture
Floating derrick
floating dock
floating dry dock
floating drydock
floating dump
floating fern
Floating harbor
Floating heart
floating island
Floating kidney
Floating light
Floating liver
floating mine
Floating pier
floating policy
floating rib
Floating ribs
Floating screed
Floating threads
floating voter
Floating-bridge
floating-moss
floating-point
floating-point notation
floating-point number
floating-point operation
floating-point representation system

Floating manna grass definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Manna Man"na, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, Heb. m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. --Ex. xvi. 15. 2. (Bot.) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora, sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food. 3. (Bot. & Med.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus, and F. rotundifolia, the manna ashes of Southern Europe. Note: Persian manna is the secretion of the camel's thorn (see Camel's thorn, under Camel); Tamarisk manna, that of the Tamarisk mannifera, a shrub of Western Asia; Australian, manna, that of certain species of eucalyptus; Brian[,c]on manna, that of the European larch. Manna grass (Bot.), a name of several tall slender grasses of the genus Glyceria. they have long loose panicles, and grow in moist places. Nerved manna grass is Glyceria nervata, and Floating manna grass is G. flu. Manna insect (Zo["o]l), a scale insect (Gossyparia mannipara), which causes the exudation of manna from the Tamarisk tree in Arabia.



Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup