spathe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spathe a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spathe (Bot) A special involucre formed of one leaf and inclosing a spadix, as in aroid plants and palms. See the Note under Bract, and Illust. of Spadix.☞ The name is also given to the several-leaved involucre of the iris and other similar plants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spathe In botany, a peculiar often large and colored bract, or pair of bracts, which subtend or envelop a spadix, as in palms and arums. The name is also given to the peculiar several leafed involucre of iris and allied plants. See spadix, 1, and cuts under Araceæ, Indian turnip (under Indian), Monstera, Peltandra, and Symplocarpus.
    • n spathe In zoology, some spatulate or spoon-shaped part.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spathe spāth (bot.) a sheathing bract, which encloses one or more flowers, as in the narcissus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. spatha, Gr. : cf. F. spathe,. See Spade for digging
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spatha—Gr. spathē, a broad blade.

Usage

In literature:

Warm-hearted, responsive, she loved her dear Lehzen, and she loved her dear Feodora, and her dear Victoire, and her dear Madame de Spath.
"Queen Victoria" by Lytton Strachey
Par-fois il y a aussi du spath calcaire crystallise, mais cela est extremement rare.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Des filons de differentes epaisseurs, d'un spath calcaire jaunatre.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
The folded spathe is of leather-like substance, rough, almost corky in texture; also variously marked and tinted.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
On examining the tub I have spoken of, we found that it was formed from the spathe of the palm.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Round this a number of leaves, were stuffed, and the skin was then wrapped up in a palm-spathe.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The supernumerary spathes are not always on the same level, but may be separated by a considerable interval.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
A cluster of spikes containing five spikes with their spathes; B and C.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The striped spathe in some species of Arisaema bears a curious resemblance to the head of a cobra uplifted to strike.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
The spathe which contains the flowers is also put to many uses.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
The spathe which contains the flowers is also put to many uses.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The great flower-spathe had not yet opened, and was only beginning to burst its green envelopes.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The flowers are arranged in branching spikes 5 or 6 ft. long, enclosed in a tough spathe, and the fruits mature in bunches of from 10 to 20.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Lower part of spathe cut open.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
This spathe is a bract-like sheath, of an imperfect tubular form.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
On opening the pointed spathe or floral envelope, a club-like mass will be noted arising from its base.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
When the plants are in bloom, in May and June, they are very handsome, the large spoon-shaped, golden spathes being conspicuous at some distance.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Aquatic, with the aspect of sea-weeds or mosses, with minute naked flowers from a spathe-like involucre.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In poetry:

There is no sweet in dregs and lees;
There is no fruit on girdled trees.
Plant new vineyards, sow new fields,
For bread and wine the Future yields;
Out of free soil fresh spathes shall start;
Now is the budding-time of Art!
"To The South" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

From that grows a stem that produces a spathe (that's the pulpit with its lovely curved top that protects Jack when he appears).
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In science:

See also Ho (2006) for a posterior characterization via S–paths.
Linear and quadratic functionals of random hazard rates: an asymptotic analysis
We thank Britta Sp¨ath for pointing us a mistake in an earlier version of this paper. †† Gabriel Navarro and Pham Huu Tiep pointed out to us that, when submitting , they were not aware of our paper , only available in arXiv since April 2010.
Equivariant Alperin-Robinson's Conjecture reduces to almost-simple k*-groups
The so-called inductive McKay condition on finite simple groups, due to Isaacs-Malle-Navarro, has been recently reformulated by Sp¨ath.
Two remarks on the reduction of Alperin's weight conjecture
Our main result (Theorem 2.5) shows that Sp¨ath’s version of the cohomological condition used in [IMN] and [NvTi] implies an isomorphism of certain character triples.
Two remarks on the reduction of Alperin's weight conjecture
Sp¨ath has completed a reduction theorem for this blockwise version [S3].
Two remarks on the reduction of Alperin's weight conjecture
Sp¨ath, Inductive McKay condition in defining characteristic, Bull.
Two remarks on the reduction of Alperin's weight conjecture
Sp¨ath, A reduction theorem for the Alperin-McKay conjecture, J. reine angew.
Two remarks on the reduction of Alperin's weight conjecture
Sp¨ath, A reduction theorem for the blockwise Alperin weight conjecture, J.
Two remarks on the reduction of Alperin's weight conjecture
Sp¨ath, we developed some general methods which cover this case (see [CS]).
Odd Character Degrees for Sp(2n,2)
Sp¨ath, Equivariance and extendibility in finite reductive groups with connected center, in preparation, 2011. [C1] R.
Odd Character Degrees for Sp(2n,2)
Sp¨ath, Sylow d-tori of classical groups and the McKay conjecture I, J.
Odd Character Degrees for Sp(2n,2)
Sp¨ath, Sylow d-tori of classical groups and the McKay conjecture II,J.
Odd Character Degrees for Sp(2n,2)
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