Plural Nouns Starting with F

Facetiae (n. pl.) Witty or humorous writings or saying; witticisms; merry conceits.

Faculae (n. pl.) Groups of small shining spots on the surface of the sun which are brighter than the other parts of the photosphere. They are generally seen in the neighborhood of the dark spots, and are supposed to be elevated portions of the photosphere.

Fantoccini (n. pl.) Puppets caused to perform evolutions or dramatic scenes by means of machinery; also, the representations in which they are used.

Feces (n. pl.) dregs; sediment; excrement. See FAeces.

Feet (n. pl.) See Foot.

Felanders (n. pl.) See Filanders.

Ferae (n. pl.) A group of mammals which formerly included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.

Fesels (n. pl.) See Phasel.

Fete (n. pl.) Feet.

Feuillants (n. pl.) A reformed branch of the Bernardines, founded in 1577 at Feuillans, near Toulouse, in France.

Fibrospongiae (n. pl.) An order of sponges having a fibrous skeleton, including the commercial sponges.

Filanders (n. pl.) A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein; -- called also backworm.

Finns (n. pl.) Natives of Finland; Finlanders.

Finns (n. pl.) A branch of the Mongolian race, inhabiting Northern and Eastern Europe, including the Magyars, Bulgarians, Permians, Lapps, and Finlanders.

Finos (n. pl.) Second best wool from Merino sheep.

Fioriture (n. pl.) Little flowers of ornament introduced into a melody by a singer or player.

Fissilinguia (n. pl.) A group of Lacertilia having the tongue forked, including the common lizards.

Fissipara (n. pl.) Animals which reproduce by fission.

Fissipedia (n. pl.) A division of the Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, and bears, in which the feet are not webbed; -- opposed to Pinnipedia.

Fissirostres (n. pl.) A group of birds having the bill deeply cleft.

Fives (n. pl.) A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game.

Five-twenties (n. pl.) Five-twenty bonds of the United States (bearing six per cent interest), issued in 1862, '64, and '65, redeemable after five and payable in twenty years.

Fleen (n. pl.) Obs. pl. of Flea.

Fleetings (n. pl.) A mixture of buttermilk and boiling whey; curds.

Fleshings (n. pl.) Flesh-colored tights, worn by actors dancers.

Flews (n. pl.) The pendulous or overhanging lateral parts of the upper lip of dogs, especially prominent in hounds; -- called also chaps. See Illust. of Bloodhound.

Flinders (n. pl.) Small pieces or splinters; fragments.

Flon (n. pl.) See Flo.

Floorheads (n. pl.) The upper extermities of the floor of a vessel.

Florideae (n. pl.) A subclass of algae including all the red or purplish seaweeds; the Rhodospermeae of many authors; -- so called from the rosy or florid color of most of the species.

Fluxions (n. pl.) See Fluxion, 6(b).

Foolahs (n. pl.) Same as Fulahs.

Foots (n. pl.) The settlings of oil, molasses, etc., at the bottom of a barrel or hogshead.

Foraminifera (n. pl.) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

Forties (n. pl.) See Forty.

Fossores (n. pl.) A group of hymenopterous insects including the sand wasps. They excavate cells in earth, where they deposit their eggs, with the bodies of other insects for the food of the young when hatched.

Fossoria (n. pl.) See Fossores.

Foxes (n. pl.) See Fox, n., 7.

Fratricelli (n. pl.) The name which St. Francis of Assisi gave to his followers, early in the 13th century.

Fratricelli (n. pl.) A sect which seceded from the Franciscan Order, chiefly in Italy and Sicily, in 1294, repudiating the pope as an apostate, maintaining the duty of celibacy and poverty, and discountenancing oaths. Called also Fratricellians and Fraticelli.

Frugivora (n. pl.) The fruit bate; a group of the Cheiroptera, comprising the bats which live on fruits. See Eruit bat, under Fruit.

Fulahs (n. pl.) Alt. of Foolahs

Foolahs (n. pl.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs, Foulahs, and Fellani. Fulah is also used adjectively; as, Fulah empire, tribes, language.

Fulcra (n. pl.) See Fulcrum.

Fungi (n. pl.) See Fungus.

Fungibles (n. pl.) Things which may be furnished or restored in kind, as distinguished from specific things; -- called also fungible things.

Fungibles (n. pl.) Movable goods which may be valued by weight or measure, in contradistinction from those which must be judged of individually.

Furies (n. pl.) See Fury, 3.

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