Jugum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jugum jū"gŭm (Bot) One of the ridges commonly found on the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jugum In bot: A pair of leaflets in a compound leaf.
    • n jugum A ridge on the carpel of an umbelliferous plant.
    • n jugum [capitalized] A yellow star of magnitude 3.3, in the constellation of the Lyre; γ Lyræ.
    • n jugum In the Brachiopoda, such as Spirifer, Cyrtina, etc., a part of the shelly internal supporting skeleton which joins the bases of the two spirally coiled ribbons or spiralia.
    • n jugum A small lobe projecting backward from the basal inner margin of the fore wing in the Jugatæ, which extends under the costal margin of the hind wing, holding the pair together.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a yoke, ridge

Usage

In literature:

Ex opinionum varietate jugum Christi suavius deportatur.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
Folium majus cuiusque paris 8-10 jugum, foliolis ovatis.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Claustrum: the structure uniting the wings in flight, whether by hooks, by a thickening of the margin, or by a jugum.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Cordelia, rising to translate in her turn, hurried blindly through a paragraph until she came to the words "sub jugum".
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
The short skirmish at the Pass of Jugum was the only hindrance with which the Greeks had met.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
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