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Meaning of Umbra

Umbra means: Any one of several species of sciaenoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (U. cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also ombre, and umbrine.

Meaning of Umbraculiferous

Umbraculiferous means: Bearing something like an open umbrella.

Meaning of Umbraculiform

Umbraculiform means: Having the form of anything that serves to shade, as a tree top, an umbrella, and the like; specifically (Bot.), having the form of an umbrella; umbrella-shaped.

Meaning of Umbrage

Umbrage means: Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.

Meaning of Umbrage

Umbrage means: Shadowy resemblance; shadow.

Meaning of Umbrage

Umbrage means: The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

Meaning of Umbrageous

Umbrageous means: Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded; as, umbrageous trees or foliage.

Meaning of Umbrageous

Umbrageous means: Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure.

Meaning of Umbrageous

Umbrageous means: Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious.

Meaning of Umbrate

Umbrate means: To shade; to shadow; to foreshadow.

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Meaning of Zoilean

Zoilean means: Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.

Meaning of Zoide

Zoide means: See Meride.

Meaning of Zoic

Zoic means: Of or pertaining to animals, or animal life.

Meaning of Zohar

Zohar means: A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.

Meaning of Zoetrope

Zoetrope means: An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.

Meaning of Zoea

Zoea means: A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura.

Meaning of Zodiacal

Zodiacal means: Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: A girdle; a belt.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16 or 18 broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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