noun, plural co·mas.
Origin of coma1
Definition for coma (2 of 2)
noun, plural co·mae [koh-mee] /ˈkoʊ mi/.
- a tuft of silky hairs at the end of a seed.
- the leafy crown of a tree; cluster of leaves at the end of a stem.
- a terminal cluster of bracts, as in the pineapple.
Origin of coma2
Examples from the Web for coma
The peace process is in a coma; and ISIS, Hamas, Assad, Hezbollah, and the Iranian mullahs make Israel look like the good guys.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections|Aaron David Miller|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everything changes when Rick slips into a coma after being shot while pursuing a criminal.
For Rick, who awakens from his coma months after the dead have risen, the world changes overnight.
While he was in a coma for seven days, his consciousness entered a series of transcendent realms.
Nine months later, he awakens from his coma with washboard abs and the ability to run really fast.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When coma or profound stupor exists, it may become jerking and spasmodic, or even simulate the stertorous respiration of apoplexy.
As though coming out of a coma, it was raising its bizarre head and trying to get on its feet.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
In a condition almost of coma, he had no measure or count of the hours that passed.Two Thousand Miles Below|Charles Willard Diffin
On the following day, there was coma, with indications of extreme debility.
We have seen that a well-developed comet of the normal type usually comprises a nucleus, a head or coma, and a tail.The Story of the Solar System|George F. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for coma (1 of 2)
noun plural -mas
Word Origin for coma
British Dictionary definitions for coma (2 of 2)
noun plural -mae (-miː)
- a tuft of hairs attached to the seed coat of some seeds
- the terminal crown of leaves of palms and moss stems