follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

circumscissile

[sur-kuh m-sis-il] /ˌsɜr kəmˈsɪs ɪl/
adjective, Botany
1.
opening along a transverse circular line, as a seed vessel.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; circum- + scissile
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for circumscissile

circumscissile

/ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪsaɪl/
adjective
1.
(of the dry dehiscent fruits of certain plants) opening completely by a transverse split
Word Origin
C19: from circum- + Latin scissilis capable of splitting, from scindere to split
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for circumscissile

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for circumscissile

22
0
Scrabble Words With Friends