5 letter word starting with x

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
xebec noun A small three-masted vessel, with projecting bow stern and convex decks, used in the Mediterranean for transporting merchandise, etc. It carries large square sails, or both. Xebecs were formerly armed and used by corsairs.
xenia plural of Xenium
xenyl noun The radical characteristic of xenylic compounds.
xeres noun Sherry. See Sherry.
xerif noun A shereef.
xylem noun That portion of a fibrovascular bundle which has developed, or will develop, into wood cells; — distinguished from phloem.
xylic adjective Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, xylene; specifically, designating any one of several metameric acids produced by the partial oxidation of mesitylene and pseudo-cumene.
xylo- A combining form from Gr. xy`lon wood; as in xylogen, xylograph.
xylol noun Same as Xylene.
xylyl noun Any one of three metameric radicals which are characteristic respectively of the three xylenes.
xyris noun A genus of endogenous herbs with grassy leaves and small yellow flowers in short, scaly-bracted spikes; yellow-eyed grass. There are about seventeen species in the Atlantic United States.