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tile roof
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TILE; TILING
Tiled
tilefish
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TILGATH-PILNESER
Tilia americana
Tilia cordata
Tilia Europaea
Tilia heterophylla
Tilia japonica
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Tilia definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood [syn: Tilia, genus Tilia]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tilia Til"i*a, n. [L., linden. Cf. Teil.] (Bot.) A genus of trees, the lindens, the type of the family Tiliace[ae], distinguished by the winglike bract coalescent with the peduncle, and by the indehiscent fruit having one or two seeds. There are about twenty species, natives of temperate regions. Many species are planted as ornamental shade trees, and the tough fibrous inner bark is a valuable article of commerce. Also, a plant of this genus.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tiliaceous Til`i*a"ceous, a. [OE. tilia the linden tree.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Tiliace[ae]) of which the linden (Tilia) is the type. The order includes many plants which furnish a valuable fiber, as the jute.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Basswood Bass"wood`, n. (Bot.) The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree. All the bowls were made of basswood, White and polished very smoothly. --Longfellow.




 


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