spath

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See also: Spath, spað, and spáð

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of the genus name Spathiphyllum.

Noun[edit]

spath (plural spaths)

  1. (informal) Any plant of the genus Spathiphyllum; a peace lily.
    • 2016, Ana Agüera, Dimitra Lambropoulou, “New Challenges for the Analytical Evaluation of Reclaimed Water and Reuse Applications”, in Despo Fatta-Kassinos; Dionysios D. Dionysiou; Klaus Kümmerer, editors, Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; 44), Springer, →ISBN, page 37:
      Besides the aforementioned field study, in vitro uptake of triclosan, hydrocinnamic acid, tonalide, ibuprofen, naproxen and clofibric acid by lettuce (Lactuca sativa L) and spath (Spathiphyllum spp.) was investigated by the same research group [139] in order to evaluate the reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation of agricultural crops.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

spath (plural spaths)

  1. Archaic form of spathe.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Spath, a form of Spat (spar).

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Noun[edit]

spath m (plural spaths)

  1. (mineralogy) spar

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