Unguis meaning

ŭnggwĭs
Frequency:
(zoology) A nail, claw, or hoof.
noun
0
0
(botany) The clawlike base of some petals.
noun
0
0
(bot.) The narrow, stalklike, claw-shaped base of certain petals.
noun
0
0
(zool.) A nail, claw, or hoof.
noun
0
0
(zoology) A nail, claw, or hoof.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(zoology) The nail, claw, talon, or hoof of a finger, toe, or other appendage.
noun
0
0
One of the terminal hooks on the foot of an insect.
noun
0
0
(botany) The slender base of a petal in some flowers; a claw; an ungula.
noun
0
0
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
noun
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
unguis
Plural:
unguises

Origin of unguis

  • Latin nogh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, nail, claw, or hoof.

    From Wiktionary