Words whose 7th letter is F

Bromlife (n.) A carbonate of baryta and lime, intermediate between witherite and strontianite; -- called also alstonite.

Calceiform (a.) Shaped like a slipper, as one petal of the lady's-slipper; calceolate.

Calorificient (a.) Having, or relating to the power of producing heat; -- applied to foods which, being rich in carbon, as the fats, are supposed to give rise to heat in the animal body by oxidation.

Cancriform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a crab; crab-shaped.

Candlefish (n.) A marine fish (Thaleichthys Pacificus), allied to the smelt, found on the north Pacific coast; -- called also eulachon. It is so oily that, when dried, it may be used as a candle, by drawing a wick through it

Cinquefoil (n.) The name of several different species of the genus Potentilla; -- also called five-finger, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand.

Circumflex (a.) Curved circularly; -- applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts.

Clypeiform (a.) Shield-shaped; clypeate.

Conchiform (a.) Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.

Cuckooflower (n.) A species of Cardamine (C. pratensis), or lady's smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi).

Culiciform (a.) Gnat-shaped.

Cupuliferous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.

Cuttlefish (n.) A foul-mouthed fellow.

Digitiform (a.) Formed like a finger or fingers; finger-shaped; as, a digitiform root.

Handcuff (n.) A fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle; -- usually in the plural.

Healthful (a.) Well-disposed; favorable.

Hederiferous (a.) Producing ivy; ivy-bearing.

Herself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; -- used as a subject with she; as, she herself will bear the blame; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is herself; she blames herself.

Himself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person mascuLageniform (a.) Shaped like a bottle or flask; flag-shaped.

Laticiferous (a.) Containing the latex; -- applied to the tissue or tubular vessels in which the latex of the plant is found.

Liguliflorous (a.) Bearing only ligulate flowers; -- said of a large suborder of composite plants, such as the dandelion, lettuce, hawkweed, etc.

Linguiform (a.) Having the form of the tongue; tongue-shaped.

Needlefish (n.) The European great pipefich (Siphostoma, / Syngnathus, acus); -- called also earl, and tanglefish.

Needlestone (n.) Natrolite; -- called also needle zeolite.

Nonuniformist (n.) One who believes that past changes in the structure of the earth have proceeded from cataclysms or causes more violent than are now operating; -- called also nonuniformitarian.

Aeronef (n.) A power-driven, heavier-than-air flying machine.

Layshaft (n.) A secondary shaft, as in a sliding change gear for an automobile; a cam shaft operated by a two-to-one gear in an internal-combustion engine. It is generally a shaft moving more or less independently of the other parts of a machine, as, in some marine engines, a shaft, driven by a small auxiliary engine, for independently operating the valves of the main engine to insure uniform motion.

Paddlefish (n.) A large ganoid fish (Polyodon spathula) found in the rivers of the Mississippi Valley. It has a long spatula-shaped snout. Called also duck-billed cat, and spoonbill sturgeon.

Pedatifid (a.) Cleft in a pedate manner, but having the lobes distinctly connected at the base; -- said of a leaf.

Pedicellina (n.) A genus of Bryozoa, of the order Entoprocta, having a bell-shaped body supported on a slender pedicel. See Illust. under Entoprocta.

Petaliform (a.) Having the form of a petal; petaloid; petal-shaped.

Pigeonfoot (n.) The dove's-foot geranium (Geranium molle).

Pigeonhole (n.) A small compartment in a desk or case for the keeping of letters, documents, etc.; -- so called from the resemblance of a row of them to the compartments in a dovecote.

Pluperfect (a.) More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of the tense which denotes that an action or event was completed at or before the time of another past action or event.

Plus (a.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; -- opposed to minus.

Quadrifoliate (a.) Four-leaved; having the leaves in whorls of four.

Ragamuffin (n.) The long-tailed titmouse.

Scrotiform (a.) Purse-shaped; pouch-shaped.

Scyphiform (a.) Cup-shaped.

Seminiferous (a.) Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.

Silverfin (n.) A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).

Stelliform (a.) Like a star; star-shaped; radiated.

Teneriffe (n.) A white wine resembling Madeira in taste, but more tart, produced in Teneriffe, one of the Canary Islands; -- called also Vidonia.

Thermifugine (n.) An artificial alkaloid of complex composition, resembling thalThyself (pron.) An emphasized form of the personal pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with thou; as, thou thyself shalt go; that is, thou shalt go, and no other. It is sometimes used, especially in the predicate, without thou, and in the nominative as well as in the objective case.

Whereof (adv.) Of which; of whom; formerly, also, with which; -- used relatively.

Whereof (adv.) Of what; -- used interrogatively.

Yellowfish (n.) A rock trout (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) found on the coast of Alaska; -- called also striped fish, and Atka mackerel.

Ypsiliform (a.) Resembling the / in appearance; -- said of the germinal spot in the ripe egg at one of the stages of fecundation.





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