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English noun: sheath

1. sheath (artifact) a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)

Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering

Narrower (hyponym)aglet, aiglet, cot, fingerstall, holster, scabbard

2. sheath (body) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

Narrower (hyponym)husk, lorica, medullary sheath, myelin sheath, neurilemma, neurolemma, theca

3. sheath (artifact) a dress suitable for formal occasions

Synonymscocktail dress

Broader (hypernym)dress, frock

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