Words starting with v

Words and definitions

Meaning of Valvata

Valvata means: A genus of small spiral fresh-water gastropods having an operculum.

Meaning of Valvate

Valvate means: Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular.

Meaning of Valvate

Valvate means: Meeting at the edges without overlapping; -- said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation.

Meaning of Valvate

Valvate means: Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers.

Meaning of Valve

Valve means: A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door.

Meaning of Valve

Valve means: A lid, plug, or cover, applied to an aperture so that by its movement, as by swinging, lifting and falling, sliding, turning, or the like, it will open or close the aperture to permit or prevent passage, as of a fluid.

Meaning of Valve

Valve means: One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; as, the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves.

Meaning of Valve

Valve means: One of the pieces into which a capsule naturally separates when it bursts.

Meaning of Valve

Valve means: One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.

Meaning of Valve

Valve means: A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, as in the barberry.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zillah

Zillah means: A district or local division, as of a province.

Meaning of Zilla

Zilla means: A low, thorny, suffrutescent, crucifeous plant (Zilla myagroides) found in the deserts of Egypt. Its leaves are boiled in water, and eaten, by the Arabs.

Meaning of Zigzaggy

Zigzaggy means: Having sharp turns.

Meaning of Zigzaggery

Zigzaggery means: The quality or state of being zigzag; crookedness.

Meaning of Zigzag

Zigzag means: To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.

Meaning of Zigzag

Zigzag means: To form with short turns.

Meaning of Zigzagging

Zigzagging means: of Zigzag

Meaning of Zigzagged

Zigzagged means: of Zigzag

Meaning of Zigzag

Zigzag means: Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.

Meaning of Zigzag

Zigzag means: See Boyau.

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