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A tomentosaMangrove Man"grove, n. [Malay manggi-manggi.]
1. (Bot.) The name of one or two trees of the genus
Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. mucronata, the last
doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical
regions, where they spread by emitting a["e]rial roots,
which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new
stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet
attached to the parent plant.
Note: The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white
pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is
astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black
and the white mangrove (Avicennia nitida and A.
tomentosa) have much the same habit.
2. (Zo["o]l.) The mango fish. C tomentosaBlackthorn Black"thorn`, n. (Bot.)
(a) A spreading thorny shrub or small tree (Prunus
spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing little
black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.
(b) A species of Crat[ae]gus or hawthorn (C.
tomentosa). Both are used for hedges. Carya tomentosaMocker Mock"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, mocks; a scorner; a scoffer; a
2. A deceiver; an impostor.
3. (Zo["o]l.) A mocking bird.
Mocker nut (Bot.), a kind of hickory (Carya tomentosa)
and its fruit, which is far inferior to the true shagbark
hickory nut. Spiraea tomentosaSteeple Stee"ple, n. [OE. stepel, AS. st[=e]pel, st?pel; akin
to E. steep, a.] (Arch.)
A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole
of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire. ``A
weathercock on a steeple.' --Shak.
Rood steeple. See Rood tower, under Rood.
Steeple bush (Bot.), a low shrub (Spir[ae]a tomentosa)
having dense panicles of minute rose-colored flowers;
Steeple chase, a race across country between a number of
horsemen, to see which can first reach some distant
object, as a church steeple; hence, a race over a
prescribed course obstructed by such obstacles as one
meets in riding across country, as hedges, walls, etc.
Steeple chaser, one who rides in a steeple chase; also, a
horse trained to run in a steeple chase.
Steeple engine, a vertical back-acting steam engine having
the cylinder beneath the crosshead.
Steeple house, a church. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
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