(Col`um*nar"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being columnar.
(Co*lum"na*ted) a. Having columns; as, columnated temples.
(Col"umned) a. Having columns.
Troas and Ilion's columned citadel.
(Co*lum`ni*a"tion) n. The employment or arrangement of columns in a structure. Gwilt.
(Co*lure") n.; pl. Colures [F. colure, L. coluri, pl., fr. Gr. ko`loyros dock-tailed, a"i ko`loyroi
(sc. grammai` lines) the colures; fr. ko`los docked, stunted + o'yra` tail. So named because a part is
always beneath the horizon.] (Astron. & Geog.) One of two great circles intersecting at right angles in
the poles of the equator. One of them passes through the equinoctial points, and hence is denominated
the equinoctial colure; the other intersects the equator at the distance of 90° from the former, and is called
the solstitial colure.
Thrice the equinoctial line
He circled; four times crossed the car of night
From pole to pole, traversing
(Co"ly) n.; pl. Colies [NL. colius, prob. fr. Gr. a kind of woodpecker.] Any bird of the genus
Colius and allied genera. They inhabit Africa.
(Col"za) n. [F., fr. D. koolzaad, prop., cabbage seed; kool (akin to E. cole) + zaad, akin to E.
seed.] (Bot.) A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued
for illuminating and lubricating purposes; summer rape.
(Com-). A prefix from the Latin preposition cum, signifying with, together, in conjunction, very,
etc. It is used in the form com- before b, m, p, and sometimes f, and by assimilation becomes col-
before l, cor- before r, and con- before any consonant except b, h, l, m, p, r, and w. Before a
vowel com- becomes co-; also before h, w, and sometimes before other consonants.
(||Co"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. kw^ma lethargy, fr. koima^n to put to sleep. See Cemetery.] A state
of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person. See Carus.
(||Co"ma), n. [L., hair, fr. Gr. ko`mh.]
1. (Astron.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a
2. (Bot.) A tuft or bunch, as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of
bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.
Coma Berenices [L.] (Astron.), a small constellation north of Virgo; called also Berenice's Hair.
(Co*man"ches) n. pl.; sing. Comanche (Ethnol.) A warlike, savage, and nomadic tribe of
the Shoshone family of Indians, inhabiting Mexico and the adjacent parts of the United States; called
also Paducahs. They are noted for plundering and cruelty.
(Co"mart`) n. A covenant. [Obs.] Shak.