Words whose 8th letter is F
Aciculiform (a.) Needle-shaped; acicular.
Acinaciform (a.) Scimeter-shaped; as, an acinaciform leaf.
Ampulliform (a.) Flask-shaped; dilated.
Antheriform (a.) Shaped like an anther; anther-shaped.
Argilliferous (a.) Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with argil.
Bacilliform (a.) Rod-shaped.
Backstaff (n.) An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.
Calcariferous (a.) Lime-yielding; calciferous
Callyciflorous (a.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; -- applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.
Campaniform (a.) Bell-shaped.
Cockchafer (n.) A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. M. vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug, chafer, or dorbeetle.
Corticifer (n.) One of the Gorgoniacea; -- so called because the fleshy part surrounds a solid axis, like a bark.
Counterflory (a.) Adorned with flowers (usually fleurs-de-lis) so divided that the tops appear on one side and the bottoms on the others; -- said of any ordinary.
Counterfoil (n.) That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account; -- called also counterstock.
Crateriform (a.) Having the form of a shallow bowl; -- said of a corolla.
Crossruff (n.) The play in whist where partners trump each a different suit, and lead to each other for that purpose; -- called also seesaw.
Drawknife (n.) A joiner's tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; -- called also drawshave, and drawing shave.
Eisteddfod (n.) Am assembly or session of the Welsh bards; an annual congress of bards, minstrels and literati of Wales, -- being a patriotic revival of the old custom.
Fistuliform (a.) Of a fistular form; tubular; pipe-shaped.
Forestaff (n.) An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies, now superseded by the sextant; -- called also cross-staff.
Glomuliferous (a.) Having small clusters of minutely branched coral-like excrescences.
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.
Harengiform (a.) Herring-shaped.
Housewife (n.) A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy.
Isopodiform (a.) Having the shape of an isopod; -- said of the larvae of certain insects.
Kerchief (n.) A square of fine linen worn by women as a covering for the head; hence, anything similar in form or material, worn for ornament on other parts of the person; -- mostly used in compounds; as, neckerchief; breastkerchief; and later, handkerchief.
Mammaliferous (a.) Containing mammalian remains; -- said of certain strata.
Montgolfier (n.) A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire balloon; -- so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier, of France, who first constructed and sent up a fire balloon.
Nectariferous (a.) Secreting nectar; -- said of blossoms or their parts.
Pampiniform (a.) In the form of tendrils; -- applied especially to the spermatic and ovarian veins.
Panduriform (a.) Obovate, with a concavity in each side, like the body of a violin; fiddle-shaped; as, a panduriform leaf; panduriform color markings of an animal.
Pentroof (n.) See Lean-to.
Plaintiff (n.) One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a remedy for an injury to his rights; -- opposed to defendant.
Ragamuffin (n.) The long-tailed titmouse.
Siphoniferous (a.) Siphon-bearing, as the shell of the nautilus and other cephalopods.
Splendiferous (a.) Splendor-bearing; splendid.
Teneriffe (n.) A white wine resembling Madeira in taste, but more tart, produced in Teneriffe, one of the Canary Islands; -- called also Vidonia.
Thalamiflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens directly on the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants in the system of De Candolle.
Theretofore (adv.) Up to that time; before then; -- correlative with heretofore.
Umbelliferone (n.) A tasteless white crystalUmbelliferous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Umbelliferae) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples.
Whistlefish (n.) A gossat, or rockling; -- called also whistler, three-bearded rockling, sea loach, and sorghe.
Worshipful (a.) Entitled to worship, reverence, or high respect; claiming respect; worthy of honor; -- often used as a term of respect, sometimes ironically.
Yourself (pron.) An emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with you; as, you yourself shall see it; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, you have injured yourself.
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