Vanessa means: Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.
Vanessian means: A vanessa.
Vanfess means: A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp, usually full of water.
Vang means: A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.
Vanglo means: Benne (Sesamum orientale); also, its seeds; -- so called in the West Indies.
Vanguard means: The troops who march in front of an army; the advance guard; the van.
Vanilla means: A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America.
Vanilla means: The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and V. claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc.
Vanillate means: A salt of vanillic acid.
Vanillic means: Pertaining to, or derived from, vanilla or vanillin; resembling vanillin; specifically, designating an alcohol and an acid respectively, vanillin being the intermediate aldehyde.
Zechstein means: The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.
Zechin means: See Sequin.
Zebub means: A large noxious fly of Abyssinia, which like the tsetse fly, is destructive to cattle.
Zebu means: A bovine mammal (Ros Indicus) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
Zebrine means: Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.
Zebrawood means: The wood of an East Indian tree of the genus Guettarda.
Zebrawood means: The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia fragrans).
Zebrawood means: A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree (Connarus Guianensis).
Zebra means: Either one of two species of South African wild horses remarkable for having the body white or yellowish white, and conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
Zebec means: See Xebec.
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