Words starting with x

Words and definitions

Meaning of Xanthoxylum

Xanthoxylum means: A genus of prickly shrubs or small trees, the bark and rots of which are of a deep yellow color; prickly ash.

Meaning of Xebec

Xebec means: A small three-masted vessel, with projecting bow stern and convex decks, used in the Mediterranean for transporting merchandise, etc. It carries large square sails, or both. Xebecs were formerly armed and used by corsairs.

Meaning of Xeme

Xeme means: An Arctic fork-tailed gull (Xema Sabinii).

Meaning of Xenelasia

Xenelasia means: A Spartan institution which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission, its object probably being to preserve the national simplicity of manners.

Meaning of Xenia

Xenia means: of Xenium

Meaning of Xenium

Xenium means: A present given to a guest or stranger, or to a foreign ambassador.

Meaning of Xenodochium

Xenodochium means: A house for the reception of strangers.

Meaning of Xenodochium

Xenodochium means: In the Middle Ages, a room in a monastery for the reception and entertainment of strangers and pilgrims, and for the relief of paupers. [Called also Xenodocheion.]

Meaning of Xenodochy

Xenodochy means: Reception of strangers; hospitality.

Meaning of Xenogamy

Xenogamy means: Cross fertilization.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zygodactylae

Zygodactylae means: The zygodactylous birds. In a restricted sense applied to a division of birds which includes the barbets, toucans, honey guides, and other related birds.

Meaning of Zygodactyle

Zygodactyle means: Any zygodactylous bird.

Meaning of Zygodactyl

Zygodactyl means: Alt. of Zygodactyle

Meaning of Zygobranchiate

Zygobranchiate means: Of or pertaining to the Zygobranchia.

Meaning of Zygobranchia

Zygobranchia means: A division of marine gastropods in which the gills are developed on both sides of the body and the renal organs are also paired. The abalone (Haliotis) and the keyhole limpet (Fissurella) are examples.

Meaning of Zygenid

Zygenid means: Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.

Meaning of Zygapophysis

Zygapophysis means: One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two anterior and two posterior. See under Vertebra.

Meaning of Zygapophyses

Zygapophyses means: of Zygapophysis

Meaning of Zygantrum

Zygantrum means: See under Zygosphene.

Meaning of Zygantra

Zygantra means: of Zygantrum

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