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British Dictionary definitions for manyplies


  1. (functioning as singular) another name for psalterium
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Word Origin

C18: from the large number of plies or folds of its membrane
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Historical Examples

  • These are called the paunch, the honeycomb stomach or bag, the manyplies and the abomasum.

    The Animal World, A Book of Natural History

    Theodore Wood