Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music The seventh tone in the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • n. An eastern Asian tropical shrub (Cordyline terminalis) having a terminal tuft of long narrow leaves and panicles of white, yellowish, or reddish flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A syllable used in solfège to represent the seventh note of a major scale.
  • n. The "good luck plant", Cordyline fruticosa, an evergreen shrub.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Polynesia, the plant Cordyline terminalis, same as ki; in New Zealand, transferred to C. australis and C. indivisa, plants otherwise known as cabbage-palm, and, with the whole genus, as palm-lily.
  • n. In solmization. See si.
  • n. In chem., the symbol for titanium.

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

  • n. shrub with terminal tufts of elongated leaves used locally for thatching and clothing; thick sweet roots are used as food; tropical southeastern Asia, Australia and Hawaii
  • n. the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
  • n. a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite

Etymologies

Alteration of si.
Tahitian and Maori .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. (Wiktionary)
From a Polynesian language, related to Hawaiian . (Wiktionary)

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  • Chemical element symbol for Titanium.

    December 1, 2007