from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tubular organ with a central style at the anus of certain homopterous insects of the family Fulgoridæ.


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  • Three are endemic and threatened, including the endangered Flores monarch (Monarcha sacerdotum) and the vulnerable Wallace's hanging-parrot (Loriculus flosculus) and Flores crow (Corvus florensis).

    Lesser Sundas deciduous forests 2008

  • Catullus says "the floweret," -- _flosculus_: Ariosto particularises the rose, -- the _bel giardin_, "the beautiful garden," stands for _septis in hortis_, the enclosed.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847 Various

  • Far above all others come the wonderful lines of the ninth satire: festinat enim decurrere velox flosculus angustae miseraeque brevissima vitae portio; dum bibimus, dum serta unguenta puellas poscimus, obrepit non intellecta senectus (ix.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal Harold Edgeworth Butler 1914


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