Definition of Rayless

1. Adjective. Having no parts resembling rays; not having ray flowers.

Partainyms: Ray



Definition of Rayless

1. a. Destitute of rays; hence, dark; not illuminated; blind; as, a rayless sky; rayless eyes.

Definition of Rayless

1. Adjective. Lacking rays ¹

2. Adjective. Lightless, gloomy ¹

3. Adjective. (botany) Lacking florets ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rayless

1. having no rays [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rayless

raycasting
rayed
raygne
raygun
rayguns
raying
rayite
rayl
rayle
rayled
rayleigh
rayleighs
rayles
rayless (current term)
rayless chamomile
raylessness
raylessnesses
raylet
raylets
raylike
rayling
rayne
raynes
rayon
rayon stocking
rayonnant
rayons
rayproof

Literary usage of Rayless

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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"It is interesting to note that the chemical and physical properties of a rayless product can be determined by observing its effect on the succeeding product ..."

2. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Forms without pappus, or with inore or less reduced bristles, grow mingled with the normal state. Tin1 rayless variety has ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Forms without |Kippus, or with more or less reduced bristles, grow mingled with the normal state. The rayless variety has been collected at Auburn, ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1900)
"By taking' Violetta ' as a seed-bearer, and using pollen from rayless flowers, ... By careful selection the rayless strain of Tufted Pansy has been fixed ..."

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