n. pet name; use of pet names In the multi-lingual crowd, the cuteness of the dog inspired diverse hypocorism of her name.
n. Indian silk brocade with gold and silver threads (also kincob) In addition to the gold jewelry, the bride’s resplendent gown of scarlet kimkhab must have weighed nearly twenty pounds.
n. prayer for the dead “Rest in Peace” is the English translation of requiēscat in pāce.
n. lamb’s wool A poodle’s toison hair is not only soft but also hypoallergenic.
v. to bring towards the belly (usually medical, meaning to bend a patient’s head forward) After abdominal surgery, one may find oneself unable to ventriduct one’s head.