descried descried


  • (v) catch sight of



  1. One botanist stood on, a stepladder, peered down into the spathe where he descried, at the base of the spadix, rows of male, female and hermaphroditic flowers.
  2. ARMY NAVY Watchers on the mountains above happy Honolulu descried a blur, then some blotches, then a forest, then an armada on the cobalt southern horizon of Hawaii.
  3. White spots have been descried on Saturn before, one on the equator in 1876, several in the northern hemisphere in 1903.
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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /