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Definition: Grapta comma
, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ?
clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. Capon
1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of
a sentence, written or printed.
2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major
and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.
(Physiol.), a variety of bacillus shaped
like a comma, found in the intestines of patients
suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having
a special relation to the disease; -- called also cholera bacillus
(Zo["o]l.), an American butterfly (Grapta comma
), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under
side of the wings.
, n. [AS. elm; akin to D. olm, OHG. elm, G. ulme, Icel.
almr, Dan. & Sw. alm, L. ulmus, and E. alder. Cf. Old
A tree of the genus Ulmus
, of several species, much used as
a shade tree, particularly in America. The English elm is
; the common American or white elm is U. Americana
; the slippery or red elm, U. fulva
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of beetles
(esp. Galeruca calmariensis
), which feed on the leaves
of the elm.
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of beetles of
which the larv[ae] bore into the wood or under the bark of
the elm (esp. Saperda tridentata
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of
butterflies, which, in the caterpillar state, feed on the
leaves of the elm (esp. Vanessa antiopa
and Grapta comma
). See Comma butterfly
, under Comma
(Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of moths of
which the larv[ae] destroy the leaves of the elm (esp.
, called elm spanworm).
(Zo["o]l.), a large sawfly (Cimbex Americana
The larva, which is white with a black dorsal stripe,
feeds on the leaves of the elm.