(?), n. pl. [See Nombles.] The entrails and coarser parts of a deer; hence, sometimes, entrails, in general.
[Written also humbles.]
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(?), n.;
pl. L. Umbones (#), E. Umbos (#).
[L.] 1. The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.
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2. A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the larv of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.
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3. (Zol.) One of the lateral prominences just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.
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(?), } a. [NL. umbonatus. See Umbo.] Having a conical or rounded projection or protuberance, like a boss.
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(?), n.;
pl. Umbr (#).
[L., a shadow.] 1. (Astron.) (a) The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra. (b) The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot. (c) The fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra.
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2. (Zol.) Any one of several species of scinoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (Umbrina cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also ombre, and umbrine.
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Umbra tree (Bot.), a tree (Phytolacca dioica) of the same genus as pokeweed. It is native of South America, but is now grown in southern Europe. It has large dark leaves, and a somber aspect. The juice of its berries is used for coloring wine. J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
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