2. Noun. (botany) The condition of being rayless ¹
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Definition of Raylessness
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raylessness
raylessness (current term)
rays of light
Literary usage of Raylessness
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1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1901)
"... one hand and from raylessness on the other. To the building up of every kingdom—the kingdom of God included—there is required something different either ..."
2. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Wood anatomy of Begoniaceae with comments on raylessness, paedomorphosis, relationships, vessel diameter, and ecology. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club ..."
3. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, Edmund Clarence Stedman, George Edward Woodberry (1914)
"and utter raylessness of the Night that endureth for evermore. I endeavored to shriek; and my lips and my parched tongue moved convulsively together in the ..."