Definition of Dolium

1. n. A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells.

Definition of Dolium

1. Noun. (history archeology) A large earthenware vessel used for the storage and transportation of goods in the ancient Western Mediterranean. ¹

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Definition of Dolium

1. a type of Roman jar [n DOLIA]

Medical Definition of Dolium

1. A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells. Origin: L. Large jar. (19 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dolium

dolichyl-diphosphooligosaccharide - protein glycotransferase
dolichyl-phosphate-mannose-glycolipid alpha-mannosyltransferase
dolichyl-phosphate-mannose - protein mannosyltransferase
dolichyl-phosphate-mannose phosphodiesterase
dolichyl-phosphate alpha-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase
dolium (current term)
doll's eye sign
doll's eyes
doll's house
doll's houses
doll up
dollar bill
dollar day
dollar days
dollar diplomacy
dollar mark
dollar sign

Literary usage of Dolium

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1. Il Nuovo cimento by Società italiana di fisica (1866)
"Giovanni Mueller di ripetere le osservazioni relative all'annunciato singolare fenomeno che presenta il liquido emesso dalla bocca del dolium in parola. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... dolium with the words " Sedeo in Veneris Solio, in Dolió doleo," inscribed on it, in his Law of Drinking, 1617 (12mo, p. 74), in which amusing work ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... in dolium, périt." (It is no use- helping the insolvent.) AU Is not gold that glitters or glisters. Trust not to appearances. ..."

4. The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain: Or Coloured Figures and by James Sowerby (1825)
"Obovate, ventricose, ornamented with transverse rows of knobs. SVN. Cast of a species of dolium ? ..."

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