Flame tree. noun
- 1. a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
- 2. showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana [syn: royal poinciana]
- 3. north Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves
- 4. south Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
- 5. tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery [syn: huisache]
- * یوجان yujân Fr.: syzygie
- * The alignment of three or more celestial bodies in the same gravitational system along a nearly straight line.
- * Conjunction or opposition of a heavenly body with the Sun.
- * From L.L. syzygia, from Gk. syzygia “yoke, pair, union of two, conjunction,” from syzygein “to yoke together,” from → syn- “together” + zygon “yoke,” cognate with Pers. yuq, jug “yoke,” as below.
- * Yujân from yuj “yoke,” variants yuq, juh (Mid.Pers. jug, ayoxtan “to join, yoke;” Av. yaog- “to yoke, put to; to join, unite;” cf. Skt. yugam “yoke;” Hittite yugan “yoke;” Gk. zygon “yoke,” as above, zeugnyanai “to join, unite;” L. jungere “to join,” O.C.S. igo, O.Welsh iou, Lith. jungas O.E. geoc. PIE base *yeu
- دُرین ِ تک-خط dorin-e tak-xatté
- Fr.: binaire à une seule raie
- A spectroscopic binary in which only one set of spectral lines is detectable. The binary nature of the system is deduced from the fact that the spectral lines exhibit periodic Doppler shifts due to orbital motions in the system.
- → single; → line; → binary.
- تکین takin (#)
- Fr.: singulier
- Math.: 1) Of or pertaining to a linear transformation from a vector space to itself that is not one-to-one.
- 2) Of or pertaining to a matrix having a determinant equal to zero.
- M.E., from O.Fr. singuler “single, separate,” from L. singularis “single, solitary,” from singulus “one, individual, separate,” from sim- (stem of simplus) + dimunitive suffix.
- Takin, from tak “single, alone,” related to tâq “odd, single,” tâ, tâh “piece, part; fold, plait, ply;” Mid.Pers. tak “single,” tâg, tâk, tâi “unit, piece, after numerals” + -in adj. suffix.