Loricate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loricate (Zoöl) An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.
    • a Loricate Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.
    • v. t Loricate To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute{1}, a crust, coating, or plates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • loricate To cover with any material that serves as a protection or defense. See lorica.
    • loricate Covered with defensive armor or with any defensive covering.
    • loricate Consisting of overlapping plates; having a pattern as of overlapping plates; imbricated: an epithet arising from the mistaken idea that the lorica was essentially an imbricated coat.
    • loricate Having a lorica; loricated; inclosed in a shell, case, or some hard covering resembling a corselet or coat of mail.
    • n loricate A loricated animal; a member of the Loricata in any sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Loricate to furnish with a coat-of-mail: to plate or coat over
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. loricatus, p. p. of loricare, to clothe in mail, to cover with plastering, fr. lorica, a leather cuirass, a plastering, fr. lorum, thong
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—lorum, a thong.

Usage


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