filipendulous


filipendulous
\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ləs\ adjective
Etymology: fili- + pendulous
: suspended by or strung upon a thread

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filipenˈdulous /fil-/ adjective
Hanging by or strung on a thread
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Main Entry:filiform

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filipendulous, a.
(fɪlɪˈpɛndjʊləs)
[f. mod.L. fīlipendul-us (see prec.) + -ous.]
Hanging or having the appearance of hanging by a thread.
in Webster. in Wagstaffe Mayne's Med. Dict.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Filipendulous — Fil i*pen du*lous (?; 135), a. [L. filum a thread + pendulus hanging, fr. pend[=e]re to hang.] (Bot.) Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filipendulous — adjective Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets …   Wiktionary

  • filipendulous — fil·i·pen·du·lous …   English syllables

  • filipendulous — Suspended by a single thread …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • filiferous —   a. bearing threads.    ♦ filiform, a. thread like.    ♦ filigerous, a. flagellate.    ♦ filipendulous, a. hanging by a thread …   Dictionary of difficult words