ETYM New Lat. So called after Professor Zinn, of Göttingen.
Any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads; SYN. old maid, old maid flower.
Any annual plant of the genus Zinnia, family Compositae, native to Mexico and South America, notably the cultivated hybrids of Z. elegans, with brightly colored, daisylike flowers.
(Homonym: bole, boll).
1. A small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco; SYN. pipe bowl.
2. A wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls.
3. Round and open at the top for holding liquids.
4. Round and open at the top for serving foods.
5. The quantity contained in a bowl; SYN. bowlful.
ETYM AS. disc, Latin discus dish, disc, quoit, from Greek diskos quoit, from dikein to throw. Related to Dais, Desk, Disc, Discus.
1. A piece of dishware normally used for holding or serving food.
2. A particular item of prepared food.
3. The quantity that a dish will hold; SYN. dishful.
shale / ʃeɪl /
Množina reči shale je shales.
ETYM as. scealy, scalu. Related to Scalme, Shell.
A sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay.
Laminated rock of consolidated clay or mud.
Fine-grained and finely layered sedimentary rock composed of silt and clay. It is a weak rock, splitting easily along bedding planes to form thin, even slabs (by contrast, mudstone splits into irregular flakes). Oil shale contains kerogen, a solid bituminous material that yields petroleum when heated.