(||Tæ`ni*a"ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. taenia a ribbon.] (Zoöl.) A division of Ctenophora including those which have a long, ribbonlike body. The Venus's girdle is the most familiar example.

(||Tæ*nid"i*um) n.; pl. Tænidia [NL., dim. fr. L. taenia a ribbon.] (Zoöl.) The chitinous fiber forming the spiral thread of the tracheæ of insects. See Illust. of Trachea.

(||Tæ`ni*o*glos"sa) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a ribbon + a tongue.] (Zoöl.) An extensive division of gastropod mollusks in which the odontophore is long and narrow, and usually bears seven rows of teeth. It includes a large number of families both marine and fresh-water.

(Tæ`ni*o*glos"sate) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Tænioglossa.

(Tæ"ni*oid) a. [Tænia + -oid.]

1. Ribbonlike; shaped like a ribbon.

2. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to Tænia.

(||Tæ`ni*oi"de*a) n. pl. (Zoöl.) The division of cestode worms which comprises the tapeworms. See Tapeworm.

(||Tæ*ni"o*la) n.; pl. Tæniolæ [L., dim. of taenia a ribbon.] (Zoöl.) One of the radial partitions which separate the internal cavities of certain medusæ.

(||Tæ`ni*o*so"mi) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ribbon + body.] (Zoöl.) An order of fishes remarkable for their long and compressed form. The ribbon fishes are examples. See Ribbon fish, under Ribbon.

(Taf"fer*er) n. (Naut.) See Taffrail.

(Taf"fe*ta Taf"fe*ty) n. [F. taffetas, It. taffetà, from Per. taftah, originally, twisted, woven, from taftan to twist, to spin.] A fine, smooth stuff of silk, having usually the wavy luster called watering. The term has also been applied to different kinds of silk goods, from the 16th century to modern times.

Lined with taffeta and with sendal.

(Taff"rail) n. [D. tafereel a panel, picture, fr. tafel table, fr. L. tabula. See Table.] (Naut.) The upper part of a ship's stern, which is flat like a table on the top, and sometimes ornamented with carved work; the rail around a ship's stern. [Written also tafferel.]

(Taf"fy) n. [Prov. E. taffy toffy.]

1. A kind of candy made of molasses or brown sugar boiled down and poured out in shallow pans. [Written also, in England, toffy.]

2. Flattery; soft phrases. [Slang]

(Taf"i*a) n. [Cf. F. & Sp. tafia, It. taffia; fr. Malay tafia a spirit distilled from molasses. Cf. Ratafia.] A variety of rum. [West Indies]

(Tag) n. [Probably akin to tack a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg a prickle, point, tooth.]

1. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.

2. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.

3. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.

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