Sentence Examples


  • From under the shoulders on each side springs a dense tuft of goldenorange plumes, about 2 ft.
  • The natives in preparing the skins remove both feet and wings, so as to give more prominence to the commercially valuable tuft of plumes.
  • From the centre of the tuft ultimately arises a tall flower-bearing stem, 5 to 15 ft.
  • The horns, usually present in both sexes, are small and straight, situated far back on the forehead; and between them rises the crest-like tuft of hair from which the genus takes its scientific name.
  • - This genus, which comprises nearly 300 species, mostly Mexican, with a few Brazilian and West Indian, is called nipple cactus, and consists of globular or cylindrical succulent plants, whose surface instead of being cut up into ridges with alternate furrows, as in Melocactus, is broken up into teat-like cylindrical or angular tubercles, spirally arranged, and terminating in a radiating tuft of spines which spring from a little woolly cushion.