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 for ((G. globosa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Globe \Globe\ (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus
     a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.]
     1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose
        surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a
        ball; a sphere.
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     2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
        as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
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     3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by
        the definite article. --Locke.
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     4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of
        the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial
        globe; -- called also artificial globe.
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     5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a
        circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans,
        answering to the modern infantry square.
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              Him round
              A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.   --Milton.
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     Globe amaranth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena
        ({G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored
        flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
  
     Globe animalcule, a small, globular, locomotive organism
        ({Volvox globator), once throught to be an animal,
        afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic alg[ae].
        
  
     Globe of compression (Mil.), a kind of mine producing a
        wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine.
  
     Globe daisy (Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus
        Globularing, common in Europe. The flowers are minute
        and form globular heads.
  
     Globe sight, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.
        
  
     Globe slater (Zool.), an isopod crustacean of the genus
        Spheroma.
  
     Globe thistle (Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers
        in large globular heads ({Cynara Scolymus); also, certain
        species of the related genus Echinops.
  
     Globe valve.
        (a) A ball valve.
        (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight.
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     Syn: Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball.
  
     Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body;
            sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a
            body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old
            astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for
            globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a
            heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies
            concieved of as impelled through space.
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