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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the genus Sigillaria of fossil trees principally found in the coal formation, with seal-like leaf scars in vertical rows on the surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Little images or figures of earthenware exposed for sale, or given as presents, on the last two days of the Saturnalia; hence, the last two, or the sixth and seventh, days of the Saturnalia.
  • n. A genus of fossil trees principally found in the coal formation; -- so named from the seallike leaf scars in vertical rows on the surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of very important and widely spread fossil plants which occur in the (Carboniferous) coal-measures, and which are especially characteristic of the middle section of the series.
  • n. plural The last days of the Saturnalia in Rome, under the empire, in which presents of figurines of wax or clay were made, especially to children and slaves.

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From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

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  • "The last days of the Saturnalia in Rome, under the empire, in which presents of figurines of wax or clay were made, especially to children and slaves."

    - The Century Dictionary

    August 4, 2010