dolichos

(from the article `Olympic Games`) ...In 724 a two-length race, the diaulos, roughly similar to the 400-metre race, was included, and four years later the dolichos, a long-distance ...
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Dolichos

genus Dolichos noun genus of chiefly tropical vines often placed in genera Dipogon or Lablab or Macrotyloma
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Dolichos

[plant] Dolichos is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae, and the subfamily Faboideae. It is distributed in Africa and Asia. The lablab bean (Lablab purpureus) was formerly included in Dolichos. These are herbs and shrubs growing upright, sometimes with climbing stems, or spreading prostrate upon the ground. They have ...
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Dolichos

[race] Dolichos or Dolichus (Greek: Δόλιχος, English translation: `long race`) in the ancient Olympic Games was a long-race (ca. 4800 m) introduced in 720 BC. Separate accounts of the race present conflicting evidence as to the actual length of the dolichos. However, the average stated length of the race was approximately 18-24 laps,...
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Dolichos

Dolichos is a genus of twining, leguminous plants of the sub-order Papilionaceae, mostly natives of tropical countries, where many of the species yield edible seeds, for example the soy bean. Dolichos sesquipedalis, which is also grown in the south of France, has pods a foot in length and containing seven to ten kidney-shaped seeds. Dolichos lignos...
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Dolichos

in ancient Greek athletics, an running race of 1,400 to 1,800 meters.
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Dolichos

[n] - genus of chiefly tropical vines often placed in genera Dipogon or Lablab or Macrotyloma
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