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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States;
[syn: living rock, Ariocarpus fissuratus]

2. highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey-green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa;
[syn: living granite, living rock, stone mimicry plant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Living \Liv"ing\ (l[i^]v"[i^]ng), a. [From Live, v. i.] 1. Being alive; having life; as, a living creature. Opposed to dead. [1913 Webster] 2. Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle. " Living hope. " --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 3. Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant. [1913 Webster] 4. Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening. "Living light." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live. [1913 Webster] Then on the living coals wine they pour. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Living force. See Vis viva, under Vis. Living gale (Naut.), a heavy gale. Living rock or Living stone, rock in its native or original state or location; rock not quarried. " I now found myself on a rude and narrow stairway, the steps of which were cut out of the living rock." --Moore. The living, those who are alive, or one who is alive. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

living rock n 1: usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States [syn: living rock, Ariocarpus fissuratus] 2: highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey- green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa [syn: living granite, living rock, stone mimicry plant]




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