Alveary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alveary A beehive, or something resembling a beehive.
    • Alveary (Anat) The hollow of the external ear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alveary A beehive, or something resembling a beehive.
    • n alveary The meatus externus, or external canal, of the ear. See ear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alveary al′ve-ar-i a beehive:
    • n Alveary al′ve-ar-i (anat.) the hollow of the external ear
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. alvearium, alveare, beehive, fr. alveus, a hollow vessel, beehive, from alvus, belly, beehive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. alvearium, beehive—alveus, a hollow vessel.

Usage

In literature:

An Alvearie ... in Englishe, Latin and French.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
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