from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Zoology A streak or band of color, as on the bill of a bird.
- n. Botany An oil tube in the fruit of certain plants, such as the carrot or parsley.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A longitudinal stripe
- n. An oil tube in the fruit of some plants
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the oil tubes in the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
- n. A band, or stripe, of color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A headband,fillet,or garland; specifically, among the ancient Greeks and Romans, a band or fillet used as a decoration of sacred persons or things, as of priests, victims, statues, and altars.
- n. One of the in-fulæ or lappets of a miter.
- n. In botany, an oil-tube, or receptacle for oil, found in the fruits of most Umbelliferæ.
- n. In zoöl., a band; a streak or stripe, as of color or tex- ture; a fascia.
Latin, headband, ribbon; see wei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)