Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of LORICATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lor"i*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loricated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Loricating}.] [L. loricatus, p. p. of loricare to
    clothe in mail, to cover with plastering, fr. lorica a
    leather cuirass, a plastering, fr. lorum thong.]
    To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a
    crust, coating, or plates.
    
    
  2. \Lor"i*cate\, a. [See {Loricate}, v.]
    Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like
    a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.
    
    
  3. \Lor"i*cate\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among
    reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.
    
    
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY