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A nobilisCamomile Cam"o*mile, Chamomile Cham"o*mile, n.[LL.
camonilla, corrupted fr. Gr. ?, lit. earth apple, being so
called from the smell of its flower. See Humble, and
A genus of herbs (Anthemis) of the Composite family. The
common camomile, A. nobilis, is used as a popular remedy.
Its flowers have a strong and fragrant and a bitter, aromatic
taste. They are tonic, febrifugal, and in large doses emetic,
and the volatile oil is carminative. Citrus nobilisMandarin Man`da*rin", n. [Pg. mandarim, from Malay mantr[=i]
minister of state, prop. a Hind. word, fr. Skr. mantrin a
counselor, manira a counsel, man to think.]
1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military
official in China and Annam.
2. (Bot.) A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is
thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct
species (Citrus nobilis) Cynoscion nobilisSea trout Sea" trout` (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of true trouts which descend
rivers and enter the sea after spawning, as the European
bull trout and salmon trout, and the eastern American
(b) The common squeteague, and the spotted squeteague.
(c) A California fish of the family Chirid[ae], especially
Hexagrammus decagrammus; -- called also spotted rock
trout. See Rock trout, under Rock.
(d) A California sci[ae]noid fish (Cynoscion nobilis); --
called also white sea bass. Laurus nobilisLaurus Lau"rus, n. [L., laurel.] (Bot.)
A genus of trees including, according to modern authors, only
the true laurel (Laurus nobilis), and the larger L.
Canariensis of Madeira and the Canary Islands. Formerly the
sassafras, the camphor tree, the cinnamon tree, and several
other aromatic trees and shrubs, were also referred to the
genus Laurus. Laurus nobilisLauric Lau"ric, a.
Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel
Lauric acid (Chem.), a white, crystalline substance,
C12H24O2, resembling palmitic acid, and obtained from
the fruit of the bay tree, and other sources. Laurus nobilisLaurin Lau"rin, n. [Cf. F. laurine.] (Chem.)
A white crystalline substance extracted from the fruit of the
bay (Laurus nobilis), and consisting of a complex mixture
of glycerin ethers of several organic acids. laurus nobilisSweet Sweet, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr,
s[oe]tr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
voice; a sweet singer.
To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods,
and plains. --Milton.
5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
(a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
(b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.
Sweet apple. (Bot.)
(a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
(b) See Sweet-top.
Sweet bay. (Bot.)
(a) The laurel (laurus nobilis).
(b) Swamp sassafras.
Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
(P. maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
(a) Either of the North American plants of the
umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
(b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis (M. odorata) growing
Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as Sweet
Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub (Cistus Ladanum)
from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.
Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur (Petasites
sagittata) found in Western North America.
Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
See the Note under Corn.
Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub
(Comptonia, or Myrica, asplenifolia) having
sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant (Acorus Calamus)
having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
America. See Calamus, 2.
Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub (Myrica Gale) having bitter
fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and Dutch
myrtle. See 5th Gale.
Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.
Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree (Liquidambar
styraciflua). See Liquidambar.
Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.
Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.
Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.
Sweet marten (Zo["o]l.), the pine marten.
Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant (Achillea
Ageratum) allied to milfoil.
Sweet oil, olive oil.
Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.
Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.
Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.
Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See Spirit of nitrous
ether, under Spirit.
Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant (Centaurea
moschata), also, the yellow-flowered (C. odorata); --
called also sultan flower.
Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
(a) (Bot.) A species of pink (Dianthus barbatus) of many
(b) (Zo["o]l.) The willow warbler.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) The European goldfinch; -- called also
sweet Billy. [Prov. Eng.]
Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.
Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.
To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious. Laurus nobilisSweetwood Sweet"wood`, n. (Bot.)
(a) The true laurel (Laurus nobilis.)
(b) The timber of the tree Oreodaphne Leucoxylon, growing
in Jamaica. The name is also applied to the timber of
several other related trees. Laurus nobilisBay tree Bay" tree`
A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis). Moho nobilisOo O"["o], n. [Hawaiian.] (Zo["o]l.)
A beautiful bird (Moho nobilis) of the Hawaiian Islands. It
yields the brilliant yellow feathers formerly used in making
the royal robes. Called also yellow-tufted honeysucker.
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