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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
trough-shaped: alveiformis,-e (adj.B) [> L. alveus,-i (s.m.II), in its sense as the channel or bed of a river].
trough-shaped, channel-shaped: alveiformis,-e (adj.B) [> L. alveus,-i (s.m.II), in its sense as the channel or bed of a river].
Trough, “ a large long and usu. comparatively shallow open vessel that is often V-shaped in cross section and used esp. to hold water or feed for domestic animals; any of various containers used as a bowl, tank or basin; a conduit for water; a long and narrow or shallow channel or depression (as between waves or hills” (after WIII). TO DO With channel, etc.: imbrex,-icis (s.f.III), abl.sg. imbrice:, a hollow tile to keep the rain off as used in gutters, gutter-tile, pantile (used in roofs for the purpose of leading off the rain; cf. tegula, operculum, tectorium); a gutter, a trough (for watering beasts)(Lewis & Short); see gutter.

 

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