In the shape of a vulva or a vagina; in the shape of a yoni.
* 1999 , Perry Bathous, ?Clarissa Flanders, Swell-Wimp , page 107:
* 2011 , Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages , page 226:
- Many orchids are yonic .
* 2012 , Debora Cordeiro Rosa, Trauma, Memory and Identity in Five Jewish Novels :
- The Garden of Eden, the Ark, the Gate of the Temple, the Veil of the Mysteries, the vesica piscis or oval nimbus, and the Holy Grail are important yonic symbols
- Porzecanski employs two recurrent phallic and yonic symbols in the narrative.
* tonick (obsolete)
From (etyl) . 17th century writers believed health to be derived from firmly stretched muscles, thus tonic''; the extension of ''tonic medicine appeared in the late 18th century.
(physics, pathology) Pertaining to tension, especially of muscles.
* 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 316:
Restorative, curative or invigorating.
- Out in front and across the street, Doc noted half a dozen or so young men, not loitering or doing substances but poised and tonic , as if waiting for some standing order to take effect.
- The arrival of the new members had a tonic effect on the team.
A substance with medicinal properties intended to restore or invigorate.
(US, Northeastern US) Any of various carbonated, non-alcoholic beverages; soda pop.
(figuratively) Something that revitalises or reinvigorates.
- We used to brew a tonic from a particular kind of root.
, date=February 5
, author=Paul Fletcher
, title=Newcastle 4 - 4 Arsenal
, passage=The result is the perfect tonic
for Newcastle, coming at the end of a week that saw the departure of Andy Carroll to Liverpool on Monday and an injury to Shola Ameobi during Wednesday's defeat at Fulham.}}
(music) Pertaining to the keynote of a composition.
Pertaining to the accent or stress in a word or in speech.
Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (phonetics, dated) being or relating to a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, i.e. a vowel or diphthong.
(music) The first note of a scale.
(music) The triad built on the tonic note.
(phonetics) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.