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Annulus

noun
(pl. annuli)
1.
A toroidal shape.  Synonyms: anchor ring, doughnut, halo, ring.  "A halo of smoke"
2.
(Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar.  Synonym: skirt.






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"Annulus" Quotes from Famous Books



... in token of friendship? And were the clasped hands (now the common symbol of Benefit Clubs) ever used as a signet, prior to their adoption as such by the early Christians in their wedding rings; or, did these rings {119} bear any other motto, or posy, than "Fides annulus castus" (i. e. ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 68, February 15, 1851 • Various



Words linked to "Annulus" :   plant structure, toroid, Fungi, plant part, kingdom Fungi, fairy circle, partial veil, fairy ring, fungus kingdom



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