- Anatomy. the tongue.
- Entomology. one of a pair of median, sometimes fused lobes of the labium of an insect.
Origin of glossa
First recorded in 1885–90, glossa is from the Greek word glôssa tongue
- Cape, a promontory in SW Albania.
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Examples from the Web for glossa
The Glossa Ordinaria, as it is called, is the best known of these commentaries.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
The reference to the "glossa of Theotypas" is part of the fiction.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Dondeus says this interpretation is clearly proved by the authority of a glossa in the chapter: Ex litterarum.The Old Yellow Book
Late in life he retired to his villa, and there in quiet worked on his great Glossa till he died.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
On these place a new pot, pour into it some fornis mentioned above, called by the Romans glossa, otherwise gum arabic.The Decoration of Leather
Georges de Rcy
- anatomy a technical word for the tongue
- a paired tonguelike lobe in the labium of an insect
- The tongue.