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Northwestern North`west"ern, a.
Of, pertaining to, or being in, the northwest; in a direction
toward the northwest; coming from the northwest;
northwesterly; as, a northwestern course.
Southwestern South`west"ern, a.
Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwesterly; as, to sail
a southwestern course.
Western ChinquapinChinquapin Chin"qua*pin, n. (Bot.)
A branching, nut-bearing tree or shrub (Castanea pumila) of
North America, from six to twenty feet high, allied to the
chestnut. Also, its small, sweet, edible nat. [Written also
chincapin and chinkapin.]
Chinquapin oak, a small shrubby oak (Quercus prinoides)
of the Atlantic States, with edible acorns.
Western Chinquapin, an evergreen shrub or tree (Castanopes
chrysophylla) of the Pacific coast. In California it is a
shrub; in Oregon a tree 30 to 125 feet high. Western schism Greek schism (Eccl.), the separation of the Greek and Roman
Great schism, or Western schism (Eccl.) a schism in the
Roman church in the latter part of the 14th century, on
account of rival claimants to the papal throne.
Schism act (Law), an act of the English Parliament
requiring all teachers to conform to the Established
Church, -- passed in 1714, repealed in 1719. Western wallflowerWallflower Wall"flow`er, n.
1. (Bot.) A perennial, cruciferous plant (Cheiranthus
Cheiri), with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from
yellow to orange and deep red. In Europe it very common on
Note: The name is sometimes extended to other species of
Cheiranthus and of the related genus Erysimum,
especially the American Western wallflower (Erysimum
asperum), a biennial herb with orange-yellow flowers.
2. A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because not
asked to dance, remains a spectator. [Colloq.]
Westerner West"ern*er, n.
A native or inhabitant of the west.
Westernmost West"ern*most`, a.
Situated the farthest towards the west; most western.