Words starting with v

Words and definitions

Meaning of Vanessa

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.

Meaning of Vanessian

Vanessian means: A vanessa.

Meaning of Vanfess

Vanfess means: A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp, usually full of water.

Meaning of Vang

Vang means: A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.

Meaning of Vanglo

Vanglo means: Benne (Sesamum orientale); also, its seeds; -- so called in the West Indies.

Meaning of Vanguard

Vanguard means: The troops who march in front of an army; the advance guard; the van.

Meaning of Vanilla

Vanilla means: A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America.

Meaning of Vanilla

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.

Meaning of Vanillate

Vanillate means: A salt of vanillic acid.

Meaning of Vanillic

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.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zechstein

Zechstein means: The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.

Meaning of Zechin

Zechin means: See Sequin.

Meaning of Zebub

Zebub means: A large noxious fly of Abyssinia, which like the tsetse fly, is destructive to cattle.

Meaning of Zebu

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.

Meaning of Zebrine

Zebrine means: Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.

Meaning of Zebrawood

Zebrawood means: The wood of an East Indian tree of the genus Guettarda.

Meaning of Zebrawood

Zebrawood means: The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia fragrans).

Meaning of Zebrawood

Zebrawood means: A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree (Connarus Guianensis).

Meaning of Zebra

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.

Meaning of Zebec

Zebec means: See Xebec.

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