1. Covered with hairs or pubescence, like cotton; downy; nappy; woolly.
2. Of or pertaining to cotton; resembling cotton in appearance or character; soft, like cotton.
(Cot"trel) n. A trammel, or hook to support a pot over a fire. Knight.
(Cot"y*la Cot"y*le) n. [Gr. anything hollow, cup of a joint, small meassure: cf. L. cotyla a measure.]
(Anat.) A cuplike cavity or organ. Same as Acetabulum.
(Cot`y*le"don) n. [Gr. a cupshaped hollow, fr. . See Cotyle.]
1. (Anat.) One of the patches of villi found in some forms of placenta.
2. (Bot.) A leaf borne by the caulicle or radicle of an embryo; a seed leaf.
Many plants, as the bean and the maple, have two cotyledons, the grasses only one, and pines have
several. In one African plant (Welwitschia) the cotyledons are permanent and grow to immense proportions.
(Cot`y*led"on*al) a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cotyledon.
(Cot`y*led"on*a*ry) a. Having a cotyledon; tufted; as, the cotyledonary placenta of the
(Cot`y*led"on*ous) a. Of or pertaining to a cotyledon or cotyledons; having a seed lobe.
(Co*tyl"i*form) a. [Cotyle + -form.] (Zoöl.) Shaped like a cotyle or a cup.
(Cot`y*lig"er*ous) a. [Cotyle + -gerous.] (Zoöl.) Having cotyles.
(Cot"y*loid) a. [Cotyle + -oid] (Anat.) (a) Shaped like a cup; as, the cotyloid cavity, which
receives the head of the thigh bone. (b) Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the cotyloid ligament, or
(||Cou"cal) n. [Prob. native name.] (Zoöl.) A large, Old World, ground cuckoo of the genus Centropus,
of several species.
(Couch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Couched (koucht); p. pr. & vb. n. Couching.] [F. coucher to lay
down, lie down, OF. colchier, fr. L. collocare to lay, put, place; col- + locare to place, fr. locus place.
1. To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
Where unbruised youth, with unstuffed brain,
Does couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.
2. To arrange or dispose as in a bed; sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
The waters couch themselves as may be to the center of this globe, in a spherical convexity.
3. To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
It is at this day in use at Gaza, to couch potsherds, or vessels of earth, in their walls.
4. (Paper Making) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket,
for further drying.