Ægilops

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ægilops (Bot) A genus of plants, called also hardgrass.
    • Ægilops (Med) An ulcer or fistula in the inner corner of the eye.
    • Ægilops (Bot) The great wild-oat grass or other cornfield weed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ægilops In pathology, goat-eye; a tumor, abscess, or other affection of the inner angle (canthus) of the eye; sometimes, a fistula lacrymalis or other affection of the lacrymal duct. In a mild form, it is simply a swelling of the lacrymal papilla, and is very common.
    • n ægilops In botany, a genus of grasses allied to Triticum, or wheat-grass, growing wild in the south of Europe and parts of Asia. It is believed by many botanists to be the origin of cultivated wheat.
    • n ægilops A species of oak, Quercus Ægilops; the valonia-oak of the Levant.
    • n ægilops A genus of lamellibranchs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aegilopis, Gr. , fr. , gen. , goat + eye