Plural Nouns Starting with V
Vadantes (n. pl.) An extensive artificial group of birds including the wading, swimming, and cursorial birds.
Vaginati (n. pl.) A tribe of birds comprising the sheathbills.
Vanilloes (n. pl.) An inferior kind of vanilla, the pods of Vanilla Pompona.
Varices (n. pl.) See Varix.
Venantes (n. pl.) The hunting spiders, which run after, or leap upon, their prey.
Vends (n. pl.) See Wends.
Veneracea (n. pl.) An extensive tribe of bivalve mollusks of which the genus Venus is the type. The shells are usually oval, or somewhat heartshaped, with a conspicuous lunule. See Venus.
Vermes (n. pl.) An extensive artificial division of the animal kingdom, including the parasitic worms, or helminths, together with the nemerteans, annelids, and allied groups. By some writers the branchiopods, the bryzoans, and the tunicates are also included. The name was used in a still wider sense by Linnaeus and his followers.
Vermes (n. pl.) A more restricted group, comprising only the helminths and closely allied orders.
Vermiformia (n. pl.) A tribe of worms including Phoronis. See Phoronis.
Vermilinguia (n. pl.) A tribe of edentates comprising the South American ant-eaters. The tongue is long, slender, exsertile, and very flexible, whence the name.
Vermilinguia (n. pl.) A tribe of Old World lizards which comprises the chameleon. They have long, flexible tongues.
Vertebrata (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, comprising all animals that have a backbone composed of bony or cartilaginous vertebrae, together with Amphioxus in which the backbone is represented by a simple undivided notochord. The Vertebrata always have a dorsal, or neural, cavity above the notochord or backbone, and a ventral, or visceral, cavity below it. The subdivisions or classes of Vertebrata are Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces, Marsipobranchia, an>
Vesiculata (n. pl.) The campanularian medusae.
Vespertiliones (n. pl.) A tribe of bats including the common insectivorous bats of America and Europe, belonging to Vespertilio and allied genera. They lack a nose membrane.
Vestales (n. pl.) A group of butterflies including those known as virgins, or gossamer-winged butterflies.
Vibices (n. pl.) More or less extensive patches of subcutaneous extravasation of blood.
Vicontiels (n. pl.) Things belonging to the sheriff; especially, farms (called also vicontiel rents) for which the sheriff used to pay rent to the king.
Victuals (n. pl.) Food for human beings, esp. when it is cooked or prepared for the table; that which supports human life; provisions; sustenance; meat; viands.
Viperina (n. pl.) See Viperoidea.
Viperoidea (n. pl.) Alt. of Viperoides
Viperoides (n. pl.) A division of serpents which includes the true vipers of the Old World and the rattlesnakes and moccasin snakes of America; -- called also Viperina.
Vitals (n. pl.) Organs that are necessary for life; more especially, the heart, lungs, and brain.
Vitals (n. pl.) Fig.: The part essential to the life or health of anything; as, the vitals of a state.
Vivers (n. pl.) Provisions; victuals.
Vivipara (n. pl.) An artificial division of vertebrates including those that produce their young alive; -- opposed to Ovipara.
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