Umbrageous Umbrella-shaped

Umbrella

Meanings and phrases

umbrella

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups

umbrella

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  2. a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
  3. having the function of uniting a group of similar things

Japanese umbrella pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall evergreen having a symmetrical spreading crown and needles growing in whorls that resemble umbrellas at ends of twigs; Sciadopitys verticillata

earleaved umbrella tree

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small erect deciduous tree with large leaves in coiled formations at branch tips; Magnolia fraseri

umbrella arum

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. foul-smelling somewhat fleshy tropical plant of southeastern Asia cultivated for its edible corms or in the greenhouse for its large leaves and showy dark red spathe surrounding a large spadix; devil's tongue; snake palm; Amorphophallus rivieri

umbrella bird

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle; Cephalopterus ornatus

umbrella fern

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large Australasian fern with fanlike repeatedly forked fronds; sometimes placed in genus Gleichenia; fan fern; Sticherus flabellatus; Gleichenia flabellata

umbrella magnolia

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches; umbrella tree; elkwood; elk-wood; Magnolia tripetala

umbrella pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds; stone pine; European nut pine; Pinus pinea

umbrella plant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California; Indian rhubarb; Darmera peltata; Peltiphyllum peltatum
  2. late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters; Eriogonum allenii
  3. African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves; umbrella sedge; Cyperus alternifolius

umbrella sedge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves; umbrella plant; Cyperus alternifolius

umbrella tent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small tent with a single supporting pole and radiating metal ribs

umbrella tree

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves; Schefflera actinophylla; Brassaia actinophylla
  2. small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches; umbrella magnolia; elkwood; elk-wood; Magnolia tripetala

umbrella organization

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • GNI also became an umbrella organization for networking local gay naturist clubs.
  • Globally, affiliated communities are united within the umbrella organization Masorti Olami.
  • The ACM is an umbrella organization for academic and scholarly interests in computer science.

umbrella term

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Historically, the umbrella term was billiards.
  • There are distinct subcultures under this umbrella term.
  • Included under this umbrella term is Alzheimer's disease.

umbrella organisation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Instead, the Catholic schools are a member of the Catholic umbrella organisation .
  • It is an independent pressure group and umbrella organisation for grassroot activists from around the UK.
  • The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is an umbrella organisation of over 400 social service organisations.

umbrella group

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is an umbrella group for Oulipo, Oubapo, Outrapo, etc.
  • The organisation has been described as an "umbrella group of the Left".
  • Most Hokkaidō Ainu and some other Ainu are members of an umbrella group called the Hokkaidō Utari Association.
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