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Absinthial Ab*sin"thi*al, a.
Of or pertaining to wormwood; absinthian.
Absinthian Ab*sin"thi*an, n.
Of the nature of wormwood. ``Absinthian bitterness.' --T.
Absinthiate Ab"sin"thi*ate, v. t. [From L. absinthium: cf. L.
To impregnate with wormwood.
Absinthiated Ab*sin"thi*a`ted, a.
Impregnated with wormwood; as, absinthiated wine.
Absinthic Ab*sin"thic, a. (Chem.)
Relating to the common wormwood or to an acid obtained from
AbsinthinAbsinthin Ab*sin"thin, n. (Chem.)
The bitter principle of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).
Absinthism Ab"sin*thism, n.
The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of
AbsinthiumAbsinthium Ab*sin"thi*um, n. [L., from Gr. ?.] (Bot.)
The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an intensely
bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of
wormwood. AcanthineAcanthine A*can"thine, a. [L. acanthinus, Gr. ?, thorny, fr.
?. See Acanthus.]
Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus. Acanthis linariaLinnet Lin"net (l[i^]n"n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L.
linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS.
l[=i]n flax; -- so called because it feeds on the seeds of
flax and hemp. See Linen.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera
Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common
European species (L. cannabina), which, in full summer
plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or
less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown,
tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red linnet,
rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse
thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll. The
American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the
crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and Twite.
Green linnet (Zo["o]l.), the European green finch. AcolothistAcolothist A*col"o*thist, n.
Acolythist A*col"y*thist, n.
An acolyte. [Obs.]
Acrolithan A*crol"i*than, Acrolithic Ac`ro*lith"ic, a.
Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith.
Actinotus helianthiFlannel flower Flan"nel flow`er (Bot.)
(a) The common mullein.
(b) A Brazilian apocynaceous vine (Macrosiphonia
longiflora) having woolly leaves.
(c) An umbelliferous Australian flower (Actinotus
helianthi), often erroneously thought to be composite.
The involucre looks as if cut out of white flannel. AEthiopsEthiops E"thi*ops
. [NL. See Ethiop.] (Old Chem.)
A black substance; -- formerly applied to various
preparations of a black or very dark color. [Written also
Ethiops martial (Old Chem.), black oxide of iron.
Ethiops mineral (Old Chem.), black sulphide of mercury,
obtained by triturating mercury with sulphur.
Ethiops per se (Old Chem.), mercury in finely divided
state, having the appearance of a dark powder, obtained by
shaking it up or by exposure to the air. AEthiops mineralAEthiops mineral [AE]"thi*ops min"er*al (Chem.)
Same as Ethiops mineral. [Obs.] AgathisDammara Dam"ma*ra, n. (Bot.)
A large tree of the order Conifer[ae], indigenous to the
East Indies and Australasia; -- called also Agathis. There
are several species. Agathis DammaraAmboyna pine Amboyna pine (Bot.)
The resiniferous tree Agathis Dammara, of the Moluccas. Agathis or Dammara australisKauri Ka"u*ri, n. [Native name.] (Bot.)
A lofty coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis, or Dammara,
australis), furnishing valuable timber and yielding one kind
of dammar resin. [Written also kaudi, cowdie, and
cowrie.] Agathis or Dammara orientalisDammar Dam"mar, Dammara Dam"ma*ra, n. [Jav. & Malay. damar.]
An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara
resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to
the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.
Dammar pine, (Bot.), a tree of the Moluccas (Agathis, or
Dammara, orientalis), yielding dammar. Agnus ScythicusAgnus Scythicus Ag"nus Scyth"i*cus [L., Scythian lamb.] (Bot.)
The Scythian lamb, a kind of woolly-skinned rootstock. See
Alethiology A*le`thi*ol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? truth + -logy.]
The science which treats of the nature of truth and evidence.
--Sir W. Hamilton.
Allopathic Al`lo*path"ic, a. [Cf. F. allopathique.]
Of or pertaining to allopathy.
Allopathically Al`lo*path"ic*al*ly, adv.
In a manner conformable to allopathy; by allopathic methods.
Allopathist Al*lop"a*thist, n.
One who practices allopathy; one who professes allopathy.
Allthing All`thing`, adv. [For in all (= every) thing.]
Altogether. [Obs.] --Shak.
Almost nothingAlmost Al"most, adv. [AS. ealm[ae]st, [ae]lm[ae]st, quite the
most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + m?st most.]
Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. --Acts
Almost never, scarcely ever.
Almost nothing, scarcely anything. AlthingAlthing Al"thing, n. [Icel. (modern) alping, earlier alpingi;
allr all + ping assembly. See All, and Thing.]
The national assembly or parliament of Iceland. See Thing,
Amaranthine Am`a*ran"thine, a.
1. Of or pertaining to amaranth. ``Amaranthine bowers.'
Amianthiform Am`i*an"thi*form, a. [Amianthus + -form.]
Resembling amianthus in form.