(?), n. [See Fieldfare.] (Zol.) The fieldfare. [Prov. Eng.]
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(?), n.;
pl. Vela (#).
[L., an awning, a veil. See Veil.]
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1. (Anat.) A curtain or covering; -- applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under Palate.
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2. (Bot.) (a) See Veil, n., 3 (b). (b) A thin membrane surrounding the sporocarps of quillworts Isoetes).
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3. (Zol.) A veil-like organ or part. Especially: (a) The circular membrane that partially incloses the space beneath the umbrella of hydroid medus. (b) A delicate funnel-like membrane around the flagellum of certain Infusoria. See Illust. a of Protozoa.
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