Venus's looking glass

noun a blue-flowered bellflower whose shiny brown seeds inside their open capsule supposedly resemble looking glasses. [Legousia hybrida (Europe) and Triodanis perfoliata (N. America).]

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  • Venus's looking-glass — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus's looking-glass — is a common name for several plant species including: *All members of the genus Triodanis * Legousia speculum veneris …   Wikipedia

  • venus's looking-glass — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a plant of the genus Specularia (especially S. speculum veneris) * * * Venus s looking glass noun A garden plant (genus Specularia) with small bright flowers • • • Main Entry: ↑Venus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus's looking glass — ▪ plant  (Legousia, or Specularia, speculum veneris), species of annual herb of the bellflower family (Campanulaceae), native to sandy, sunny parts of the Mediterranean region. It is grown as a garden ornamental for its blue, violet, or white,… …   Universalium

  • Venus's looking glass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's looking-glass — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lady's looking-glass — La dy s look ing glass (l[=a] d[i^]z l[oo^]k [i^]ng gl[.a]s ), n. (Bot.) See {Venus s looking glass}, under {Venus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus — Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus's basin — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus's basket — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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