• Queen Victoria sent over some things
    Queen Victoria sent over some things
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Victoria capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
    • n Victoria a state in southeastern Australia
    • n Victoria port city and the capital of Seychelles
    • n Victoria a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio
    • n Victoria a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally
    • n Victoria (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike
    • n Victoria queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away
    • Victoria (Bot) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet.
    • Victoria A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front.
    • Victoria (Astron) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; -- called also Clio.
    • Victoria One of an American breed of medium-sized white hogs with a slightly dished face and very erect ears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love
    • n victoria The twelfth planetoid, discovered by Hind in London in 1850.
    • n victoria [NL. (Lindley, 1838), named after Queen Victoria of England, to whom the first flower which blossomed in cultivation was presented in 1849.] A genus of water-lilies, belonging to the order Nymphæaceæ and tribe Nymphæeæ. It is characterized by an inferior ovary, upon which all the parts of the flower are inserted, and by sterile inner stamens. The only species, V. regia, is known as the Victoria or royal water-lily, in Guiana (from the leaves) as irupe or water-platter, and sometimes as water-maize, from the use of the roasted seeds. The plant is an inhabitant of still waters from Paraguay to Venezuela, growing chiefly in secondary tributaries of the Amazon system. It produces a thick rootstock from which radiate long-petioled circular leaves, each often 6 feet across (sometimes 12), with an upturned rim about 3 inches high. Each leaf resembles a shallow circular floating tray, and is conspicuously marked with a network of depressed veins, between which the surface is swollen into slight quadrangular elevations resembling alligator-skin, which gradually disappear with age. The leaves are deepgreen above, the under surface pink, and are set with strong, sharp, conical spines, which also clothe the petioles, peduncles, and ovary. The leaves are very strong: a single one has borne the weight of two men. A plant may produce as many as twelve leaves at once, filling a tank 20 to 40 feet across. The solitary floating flower is from 12 to 14 inches in diameter (sometimes 24), expanding at night white and fragrant, closing by day, and expanding for the last time the second evening. In one variety it is rose-color at the second expansion, but with the odor unpleasant, and partially expands a third time, then still deeper red, afterward withdrawing beneath the surface; in a third variety there is a sharp and beautiful contrast between outer white and central deep rose-red petals. Some have considered these distinct species. The flower consists of four sepals, numerous petals in many rows, the outer larger than the_ sepals, the inner gradually passing into the numerous stamens which follow in many circles, at first petaloid and broad with small anthers, the inner narrow with longer anthers, the innermost differently formed and sterile. The numerous carpels are sunk within a dilated torus, and produce albuminous edible seeds resembling peas. The plant was first discovered in Bolivia by Hænke, 1801; it first flowered in England in November, 1849, and in the United States in 1853. Compared with other water-lilies, the flowers most resemble thoseof Castalia, and the leaves those of Euryale.
    • n victoria [lowercase] A form of low, light, four-wheeled carriage, having a calash top, with seats for two persons, and an elevated driver's seat in front.
    • n victoria [lowercase] A breed of domestic pigeons, nearly the same as the hyacinth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
    • n Victoria vik-tō′ri-a a genus of gigantic aquatic plants of the water-lily family, native to South America, its one species, Victoria regia, named after Queen Victoria: a low, light, four-wheeled carriage, seating two, having a calash top
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

Romance certainly invades one on entering Victoria.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Victoria was sorry: oh, very, very sorry.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
Father Salvi saw from his hiding-place Maria Clara, Victoria, and Sinang, wading in the stream.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The King prayed that he might live till the Princess Victoria was of age, and he was very nearly dying just as the event arrived.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
There was no fighting in Victoria Street; it was simply riding through life on rubber tyres.
"Aliens" by William McFee
The wood of the Victoria plum is very brittle, and requires special treatment.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Victoria, their chief, was always a friend to me.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
Hardly, however, had she put foot in the hired victoria, when the ayah appeared, suggesting another look at the child.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Queen Victoria's reign began June 20, her first prime minister being Lord Melbourne.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
It did not take Victoria long to dress that morning.
"Ten Girls from History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser

In poetry:

The rich and poor, the great and small
Their voices join as one;
Victoria's name is dear to all,
So is Victoria's Son.
"Canada's Welcome" by Helene M Johnson
Happy pair! high crowned with blessing,
Be it bliss without alloy!
Good Victoria's love possessing,
While the nation sings for joy.
"Verses Written On The Occasion of The Marriage of Albert Edward" by Janet Hamilton
May future days
Record the praise
Of our Victoria's royal son.
May all the earth
Hear of his worth,
And of the greatness he has won.
"On The Birth Of Albert Edward, Prince Of Wales" by Nora Pembroke
And, panoplied alike for War or Peace,
Victoria's England furroweth still the foam
To harvest Empire, wiser than was Greece,
Wider than Rome!
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
And ever when mid—June's musk—roses blow,
Our Race will celebrate Victoria's name,
And even England's greatness gain a glow
From Her pure fame.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
Now haste all bondmen, let us go,
And leave this Christian country O;
God help us to Victoria's shore,
Where we are free and slaves no more.
"A Song For Freedom" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Victoria Beckham and Harper check out a shop in Beijing on April 23, 2012.
John Lally Cornwall FRSC, passed away Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at the Victoria General Building, QE11, Halifax.
Bring the kids to the Utah State Fair for some farm work and Victoria Justice's concert, and then sign them up for cotillion .
Chris Dumont and son, Christian, Hannawa Falls, take a break from the entertainment on Market Street to get cotton candy from vendor Victoria McAdam of Gouverneur during Potsdam's Summer Festival.
Texico, Jaylan Cooper 8, Victoria Richards 8, Jaryse Harris 6, Victoria Richards 6.
When Jon and Victoria Flatgard would visit cafes and restaurants, they would look around and comment on what could be improved.
Just because she isn't super skinny like those Victoria's Secret models, doesn't mean that Robyn Lawley can't rock a bikini to perfection.
Debra Brash, Victoria Times Colonist.
Lauren Victoria Burke / AP.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Meet Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's Newborn Daughter Estelle.
She is survived by sister, Victoria.
The Victoria's Secret Butt Workout.
Get started cycling with the Victoria's Secret model and her trainer.
Victoria,' and the slow fade-out .

In science:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia email: P.
The averaged characteristic polynomial for the Gaussian and chiral Gaussian ensembles with a source
Victoria Booth, Thomas Erneux, and Jean-Pierre Laplante.
Traveling and pinned fronts in bistable reaction-diffusion systems on network
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada.
A New Rose : The First Simple Symmetric 11-Venn Diagram
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, P.O.
Track Fit Hypothesis Testing and Kink Selection using Sequential Correlations
Example 4.1: Suppose I see that Victoria is tanned and I seek an explanation.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations