Definition of Lignum

1. Noun. Woody tissue.

Generic synonyms: Plant Tissue
Substance meronyms: Ligneous Plant, Woody Plant



Definition of Lignum

1. an Australian shrub [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lignum

lignoceric
lignoceric acid
lignoceroyl-CoA ligase
lignoceroyl-CoA oxidase
lignone
lignones
lignophagia
lignosae
lignose
lignoses
lignosulfonate
lignosulfonates
lignotuber
lignotubers
lignous
lignum (current term)
lignum-vitae
lignum rhodium
lignum vitae
lignums
ligroin
ligroine
ligroines
ligroins
ligs
ligula
ligulae
ligular
ligularia
ligularias

Literary usage of Lignum

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1. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"This tree affords the lignum Vitas of Jamaica, (of which very little is imported), a portion of that shipped from the ports of Hayti, and probably ..."

2. The Voyage of John Huyghen Van Linschoten to the East Indies: From the Old by Jan Huygen van Linschoten, Arthur Coke Burnell, Pieter Anton Tiele (1885)
"Of the wood Calamba or lignum Aloes. I wood : some of it is better then the rest, ... "In Latin, lignum Aloes is used in the Bible and in many ancient ..."

3. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1888)
"lignum vita; bearings.—In a few cases where ordinary oil lubrication is difficult, lignum vitse bearings are used. Thus the stern tube bearing of propeller ..."

4. Land, Labour, and Gold; Or, Two Years in Victoria: With Visits to Sydney and by William Howitt (1858)
"The new companion of our travels we shall call lignum the ... lignum was, in fact, a gigantic fellow. He stood upwards of six feet three, and was largely ..."

5. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"... lignum-vitae is Guaiacum sanctum, Linn.—The chief reason for mentioning this tree is that its wood is one of the toughest and hardest known to commerce. ..."

6. The Materials of Engineering by Robert Henry Thurston (1884)
"... but less beautiful than the American woods. Its specific gravity is .8. 87. lignum-Vitae ... The sheave is thus rendered less liable to crack. lignum- ..."

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