• WordNet 3.6
    • adj globose having the shape of a sphere or ball "a spherical object","nearly orbicular in shape","little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Globose Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • globose Like or resembling a globe; round or spherical in form; specifically, in common use, nearly but not quite spherical or globular.
    • globose In zoology: Rounded and very prominent; projecting from a surface like a sphere partially buried in it: as, globose eyes, coxæ, etc.
    • globose Having a globose part: as, the globose curassow, Crax globicera.
    • n globose A globe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Globose resembling a globe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. globosus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. globus; gleba, a clod.


In literature:

In this country it attains to a height of 40 feet, and bears globose crimson fruit.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Abdomen globose, sometimes rufo-fuscous, or the base obscurely rufous.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
The early watches were clumsy affairs, often globose in shape, with a detached outer case.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Grain is oblong or sub-globose.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The =pileus= is very fleshy, nearly globose, then convex to nearly expanded, smooth, or rarely the surface is broken into minute scales.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Fruit globose, 1/5 in.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The varieties of serrated leaves, the glandless, and some having globose glands on the leaves, and others with reniform glands.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Berry red, globose, pulpy, one-seeded.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
The flowers are three inches long, forming a compact globose head.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
The spores are globose, or nearly so, slightly rough, white or yellowish, according to the species.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
P. globose then plane, 5-8 cm.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
The fruit is said to be globose, smooth and about 8 centimeters in diameter.
"The Philippine Agricultural Review" by Various
The fruit is extremely variable, both in size and form, but mainly globose, and two to four inches in diameter.
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
The fruit is of a globose fleshy berry, of the size, shape, and colour of a hen's egg, from whence its name.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
Trees, with alternate palmately lobed leaves, sheathing stipules, and monoecious flowers in separate globose heads.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Most, if not all, of these pins have solid globose heads.
"Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present" by John Timbs
It appears to come from the globose portion of a small drinking jug with a vertical collar.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
In the month of May, when full grown, the females are globose, 6 to 7 millim.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Shell globose, brown or yellow, with a check or willow leaf pattern, and a single dark band on the periphery.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
The winter-buds are small, nearly globose, lustrous brown.
"Michigan Trees" by Charles Herbert Otis