Thyrse

Thyrse

(thrs), n. [Cf. F. thyrse.] A thyrsus.
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Thyr"soid

(thr"soid),

Thyr*soid"al

(thr*soid"l), } a. [Gr. ; thyrsus + e'i^dos form, shape: cf. F. thyrsode.] Having somewhat the form of a thyrsus.
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Thyr"sus

(?), n.;
pl. Thyrsi (#).
[L., fr. Gr. . Cf. Torso.] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites.
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A good to grow on graves
As twist about a thyrsus.
Mrs. Browning.
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In my hand I bear
The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine.
Longfellow.
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2. (Bot.) A species of inflorescence; a dense panicle, as in the lilac and horse-chestnut.
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Thy`sa*nop"ter

(?), n. (Zol.) One of the Thysanoptera.
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Thy`sa*nop"te*ra

(?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a fringe + a wing.] (Zol.) A division of insects, considered by some writers a distinct order, but regarded by others as belonging to the Hemiptera. They are all of small size, and have narrow, broadly fringed wings with rudimentary nervures. Most of the species feed upon the juices of plants, and some, as those which attack grain, are very injurious to crops. Called also Physopoda. See Thrips.
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