n. pl.1.(Bot.) A Linnæan class of monoclinous or hermaphrodite plants, having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(polyandria polygynia); whence you hear the sound of jingling spinets and women singing; where little porter pots hang on the railings sunning themselves; whither of evenings you see City clerks padding wearily: here it was that Mr.
Echoing the diction of popular mock-heroic verses from half a century before, Darwin proceeds with a series of tableaux from the Canna indica or Indian Reed (monandria, monogynia) to the Adonis (polyandria, polygynia).
Clairmont (1983), Patrios Nomos (public burial in Athens during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.), BAR International Series 161(i), reviews the evidence from the polyandria in the demosion sema and specifically denies that the casualties in 430 at least were ~relatively light' (Vol.
The paragraphs quoted from Jeffrey compare Marmion adversely with the Lay and criticize the epistles, but they also attack the fundamental enterprise of the poem, renewing the regrets the Edinburgh had expressed about the Lay--'that an author endowed with such talents should consume them in imitations of obsolete extravagance, and in the representation of manners and sentiments in which none of his readers can be supposed to take much interest, except the few who can judge of their exactness'--and predicting that Scott's popularity would prove merely temporary, the taste for his antiquarian jargon as fleeting as that for Erasmus Darwin's 'gnomes, sylphs, oxygen, gossamer, polygynia, and polyandria' (M ii.