Definition of Crinite

1. a. Having the appearance of a tuft of hair; having a hairlike tail or train.



Definition of Crinite

1. a fossil crinoid [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crinite

cringeworthy
cringing
cringingly
cringingness
cringle
cringles
cringy
crinicultural
criniere
crinieres
crinigerous
crinin
crining
crinion
crinis
crinite (current term)
crinites
crinitory
crinivirus
criniviruses
crinkle
crinkle-root
crinkle root
crinkled
crinkleroot
crinkles
crinklier
crinkliest
crinkliness
crinkling

Literary usage of Crinite

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1. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... -t— Not crinite (yet sometimes scattered bristles on the involucre anil panicle), 1 least the radical leaves and base of stem sparsely or even thickly ..."

2. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"Leaves narrowly linear, enclosed in twos A submerged marine monoecious or dioecious herb ; rootstock crinite I or threes in a basal sheath. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... qv crinite, hairy. (Lat.) ' How comate, crinite, caudate stars are formed;' Fairfax, tr. of Tasso, bk. xiv. st. 44. ..."

4. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1864)
"... or rather densely crinite with long, narrow, dark-brown, lax and very falcate, glossy scales, quite different from those of A. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"[< crine + -erf2; equiv. to crinite», .... Having the appearance of a tuft of hair. Comate, crinite, caudate stars. ..."

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