from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the frill originally covering the hymenium of agarics and adhering to the stipe after the expansion of the pileus.
  • noun In archœol., a bracelet or armlet: as, a Roman or Frankish armilla. Also called armil.
  • noun In machinery, an iron ring, hoop, or brace, in which the gudgeons of a wheel move.
  • noun In anatomy, the annular ligament of the wrist which binds together the tendons of the hand.
  • noun Same as armil, 1.
  • noun In ornithology, a colored ring encircling the tibia of a bird just above the heel-joint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An armil.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A military decoration in Ancient Rome
  • noun zoology A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
  • noun a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars


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