Definition of Epigaean
1. living close to the ground [adj]
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Literary usage of Epigaean
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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"The same is true in some epigaean species, as in various beans, but in many other epigaean forms the cotyledons enlarge and doubtless manufacture ..."
2. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1900)
"epigaean fishes found in caves are always lighter in color than their confreres ... We have thus numerous examples of colored epigaean animals bleaching in ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... such as occur in the upper world, even though the supply of food were greatly restricted, would be much greater than in epigaean regions. If this be so, ..."
4. A System of Mineralogy: Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography by James Dwight Dana (1837)
"... with that of the rocks that contain them, whereas the epigaean species are the result of the decomposition of other minerals, ..."
5. Flora Cestrica: An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester by William Darlington (1853)
"... the outer coat, or layer, of a pericarp. rather more than a right angle with epigaean ; situated, or rising, above right angle with the «tern. ..."
6. Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1910)
"... and emanation of God, this thinking principle, this mysterious me, I could find in me a dry mirth at the idea of making a story of my epigaean life. ..."
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