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  Definition of sheath
  1. a dress suitable for formal occasions
  2. a protective covering for a knife or sword
  3. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
Similar Words: cocktail dress, case

 

Hyponyms: aglet, aiglet, fingerstall, cot, holster, scabbard, theca, lorica, medullary sheath, myelin sheath, neurolemma, neurilemma, husk

 

Derivational Morphology: encase, incase, case

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 刀鞘   Dutch: schede  
Finnish: tuppi   French: fourreau  
German: Scheide   Greek: θηκάρι  
Italian: fodero   Japanese:  
Korean: 칼집   Latin: vagina  
Polish: pochwa   Portuguese: bainha  
Russian: ножны   Spanish: vaina  
Swedish: balja  
 
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