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  1. Sigillaria

    little images or figures of earthenware exposed for sale, or given as presents, on the last two days of the Saturnalia; hence, the last two, or the sixth and seventh, days of the Saturnalia

    Etymology: [NL., fem sing. fr. L. sigillum a seal.]

  2. Sigillaria(noun)

    a genus of fossil trees principally found in the coal formation; -- so named from the seallike leaf scars in vertical rows on the surface

    Etymology: [NL., fem sing. fr. L. sigillum a seal.]


  1. Sigillaria

    Sigillaria is a genus of extinct, spore-bearing, arborescent plants which flourished in the Late Carboniferous period but dwindled to extinction in the early Permian period. It was a lycopodiophyte, and is related to the lycopsids, or club-mosses, but even more closely to quillworts, as was its associate Lepidodendron. Sigillaria was a tree-like plant, with a tall, occasionally forked trunk that lacked wood. Support came from a layer of closely packed leaf bases just below the surface of the trunk, while the center was filled with pith. The old leaf bases expanded as the trunk grew in width, and left a diamond-shaped pattern, which is evident in fossils. The trunk had photosynthetic tissue on the surface, meaning that it was probably green. The trunk was topped with a plume of long, grass-like, microphyllous leaves, so that the plant looked somewhat like a tall, forked bottlebrush. The plant bore its spores in cone-like structures attached to the stem. Sigillaria, like many ancient lycopods, had a relatively short life cycle - growing rapidly and reaching maturity in a few years. Some have suggested that Sigillaria was monocarpic, meaning that it died after reproduction, though this is not proven. It was associated with Lepidodendron, the scale tree, in the Carboniferous coal swamps.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sigillaria

    sij-il-ā′ri-a, n. a family of fossil lycopods, abundant in Carboniferous strata, with pillar-like trunks, the columnar stems ribbed and fluted longitudinally, the fluting marked by rows or whorls of scars left by fallen leaves.—adjs. Sigillā′rian, Sig′illaroid, Sigillā′rioid. [L. sigillum, a seal.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sigillaria in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sigillaria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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