noun, plural os·cu·la [os-kyuh-luh]. /ˈɒs kyə lə/.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of osculum
Words nearby osculum
Example sentences from the Web for osculum
Osculum is a friendly; suavium, a tender; basium, an ardent kiss.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
Osculum twice as broad as the central chamber, surrounded by a coronal of strong conical teeth, twice as long as its diameter.
He introduced in his church the primitive custom of the “osculum pacis” and the “agape” celebrated as a common meal with broth.
A mock sermon often concludes the night's proceedings, the ordinary salutation of the osculum in tergo being first given.The Superstitions of Witchcraft|Howard Williams
Note the spicules covering the surface of the body, and the longer ones surrounding the osculum.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg