Osselet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Osselet A little bone.
    • Osselet (Zoöl) The internal bone, or shell, of a cuttlefish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n osselet A hard substance growing on the inside of a horse's knee.
    • n osselet The cuttlebone, pen, or calamary of some squids or cuttlefish.
    • n osselet Same as ossicle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Osselet a hard substance growing on the inside of a horse's knee
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. osseusos, ossis, bone; Gr. osteon, bone.

Usage

In literature:

For many years they were called Osselets of Cyprus.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Osselet: = ossicle; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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