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Meanings of Porphyrio:

noun

†an aquatic bird referred to by classical authors; the bird with which this is usually identified, the purple gallinule, porphyrio porphyrio (obsolete). now only (in form porphyrio): the genus of the family rallidae that includes this bird.

Meanings of Porphyritic:

adjective

Relating to or denoting a rock texture containing distinct crystals or crystalline particles embedded in a compact groundmass.

Usage examples:

Coarser fractions additionally contain volcanic clasts of vesicular and porphyritic lava, tuff and …

Meanings of Porphyrize:

verb

To grind to a fine powder, especially on a slab of porphyry.

Meanings of Porphyrized:

verb

To grind to a fine powder, especially on a slab of porphyry.

Meanings of Porphyrizing:

verb

To grind to a fine powder, especially on a slab of porphyry.

Meanings of Porphyroblast:

noun

A larger recrystallized grain occurring in a finer groundmass in a metamorphic rock.

Usage examples:

Evidence of contact metamorphism of the wall-rock includes andalusite porphyroblasts enclosed in a …

Meanings of Porphyrogenite:

noun

Originally: a member of the imperial family at constantinople, reputedly born in a purple-hung or porphyry chamber. later more generally: a child born after his or her father's accession to a throne. more generally: a member of an imperial or royal reigning family; one belonging to the highest or most privileged ranks.

Meanings of Porphyrogeniture:

noun

Royal birth; the fact of having been born the child of a reigning monarch.

Meanings of Porphyrogenitus:

noun

Originally: a member of the imperial family at constantinople, reputedly born in a purple-hung or porphyry chamber. later more generally: a child born after his or her father's accession to a throne. more generally: a member of an imperial or royal reigning family; one belonging to the highest or most privileged ranks.

Meanings of Porphyroid:

noun

A rock having a porphyritic texture, especially one which is metamorphic in origin.

adjective

Porphyritic.

Meanings of Porphyropsin:

noun

Any of a class of light-sensitive pigments found in the retinas of freshwater vertebrates, analogous to rhodopsin in humans but differing from it in containing the aldehyde of vitamin a ₂ rather than that of a₁ and in having a maximum absorption of visible light at a slightly longer wavelength.

Meanings of Porphyrous:

adjective

Of porphyry; porphyritic, porphyroid.

Porphyry

ˈpɔːfɪri

Meanings of Porphyry:

noun

A hard igneous rock containing crystals of feldspar in a fine-grained groundmass.

Usage examples:

The fault places massive fractured greenstones over relatively undeformed feldspar andesite porphyry.
proper noun

(c.232–303), neoplatonist philosopher; born malchus. he was a pupil of plotinus, whose works he edited after the latter's death.

Meanings of Porpita:

noun

A kind of pelagic colonial hydroid consisting of a central gastrozooid surrounded by gonozooids and defensive polyps, all hanging from a flattened, circular, chitinous float; a fossil of such a hydroid (now rare). also (in form porpita): the genus of chondrophores (family porpitidae) to which these hydroids belong.

Meanings of Porpitoid:

adjective

Resembling or allied to the genus porpita.

Meanings of Porpoise:

noun

A small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout.

Usage examples:

Irish waters are at least seasonally home to an impressive 24 species, ranging from the tiny harbou…
verb

Move through the water like a porpoise, alternately rising above it and submerging.

Usage examples:

The boat began to porpoise badly

Porpoises

ˈpɔːpəs

Meanings of Porpoises:

noun

A small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout.

Usage examples:

Irish waters are at least seasonally home to an impressive 24 species, ranging from the tiny harbou…
verb

Move through the water like a porpoise, alternately rising above it and submerging.

Usage examples:

The boat began to porpoise badly

Meanings of Porpoising:

verb

Move through the water like a porpoise, alternately rising above it and submerging.

Usage examples:

The boat began to porpoise badly
noun

A small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout.

Usage examples:

Irish waters are at least seasonally home to an impressive 24 species, ranging from the tiny harbou…

Meanings of Porraceous:

adjective

Resembling a leek, especially leek-green in colour.

Meanings of Porrect:

adjective

Extended forward and outwards, especially horizontally in a straight line.

verb

To stretch out, to extend (a part of the body, etc.). compare porrect .

Meanings of Porrection:

noun

Stretching out; extension; an instance of this.

Meanings of Porret:

noun

A leek. also: any of various similar culinary plants of the genus allium, especially spring onions.

Porridge

ˈpɒr.ɪdʒ

Meanings of Porridge:

noun

A dish consisting of oatmeal or another meal or cereal boiled in water or milk.

Usage examples:

Among the dishes made from barley, barley porridge is more delicate than oatmeal porridge, to the p…

Meanings of Porrigo:

noun

Any of various diseases or conditions characterized by scales or crusts on the scalp, especially ringworm and dandruff. frequently with distinguishing scientific latin or english word.

Meanings of Porringer:

noun

A small bowl, typically with a handle, used for soup, stew, or similar dishes.

Usage examples:

One vessel, a stoneware porringer with twisted handles, painted cobalt blue, is a form uncommon for…

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