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Benthal Ben"thal, a. [Gr. ? the depth of the sea.]
Relating to the deepest zone or region of the ocean.
Benthamic Ben*tham"ic, a.
Of or pertaining to Bentham or Benthamism.
Benthamism Ben"tham*ism, n.
That phase of the doctrine of utilitarianism taught by Jeremy
Bentham; the doctrine that the morality of actions is
estimated and determined by their utility; also, the theory
that the sensibility to pleasure and the recoil from pain are
the only motives which influence human desires and actions,
and that these are the sufficient explanation of ethical and
Benthamite Ben"tham*ite, n.
One who believes in Benthamism.
MenthaMentha Men"tha, n. [L. See Mint the plant.] (Bot.)
A widely distributed genus of fragrant herbs, including the
peppermint, spearmint, etc. The plants have small flowers,
usually arranged in dense axillary clusters. MenthaMenthol Men"thol, n. [Mentha + -ol.] (Chem.)
A white, crystalline, aromatic substance resembling camphor,
extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); -- called also
mint camphor or peppermint camphor. Mentha aquaticaWater mint Wa"ter mint`
A kind of mint (Mentha aquatica) growing in wet places, and
sometimes having a perfume resembling bergamot. Mentha PulegiumPennyroyal Pen`ny*roy"al, n. [A corruption of OE. puliall
royal. OE. puliall is ultimately derived fr. L. puleium, or
pulegium regium (so called as being good against fleas), fr.
pulex a flea; and royal is a translation of L. regium, in
puleium regium.] (Bot.)
An aromatic herb (Mentha Pulegium) of Europe; also, a North
American plant (Hedeoma pulegioides) resembling it in
Bastard pennyroyal (Bot.) See Blue curls, under Blue. Mentha PulegiumPudding Pud"ding, n. [Cf. F. boudin black pudding, sausage, L.
botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding pudding, Dan.
podding, pudding, LG. puddig thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten,
also E. pod, pout, v.]
1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard
consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour
or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.
And solid pudding against empty praise. --Pope.
2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency
3. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat,
etc.; a sausage. --Shak.
4. Any food or victuals.
Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue.
5. (Naut.) Same as Puddening.
Pudding grass (Bot.), the true pennyroyal (Mentha
Pulegium), formerly used to flavor stuffing for roast
meat. --Dr. Prior.
Pudding pie, a pudding with meat baked in it. --Taylor
Pudding pipe (Bot.), the long, cylindrical pod of the
leguminous tree Cassia Fistula. The seeds are separately
imbedded in a sweetish pulp. See Cassia.
Pudding sleeve, a full sleeve like that of the English
clerical gown. --Swift.
Pudding stone. (Min.) See Conglomerate, n., 2.
(a) The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish
first eaten. [Obs.] --Johnson.
(b) The nick of time; critical time. [Obs.]
Mars, that still protects the stout, In pudding
time came to his aid. --Hudibras. Mentha sativaYerba Yer"ba, n. [Sp.] (Bot.)
An herb; a plant.
Note: This word is much used in compound names of plants in
Spanish; as, yerba buena [Sp., a good herb], a name
applied in Spain to several kinds of mint (Mentha
sativa, viridis, etc.), but in California
universally applied to a common, sweet-scented labiate
plant (Micromeria Douglasii).
Yerba dol osa. [Sp., herb of the she-bear.] A kind of
buckthorn (Rhamnus Californica).
Yerba mansa. [Sp., a mild herb, soft herb.] A plant
(Anemopsis Californica) with a pungent, aromatic
rootstock, used medicinally by the Mexicans and the
Yerba reuma. [Cf. Sp. reuma rheum, rheumatism.] A low
California undershrub (Frankenia grandifolia). Mentha sylvestrisHorsemint Horse"mint`, n. (Bot.)
(a) A coarse American plant of the Mint family (Monarda
(b) In England, the wild mint (Mentha sylvestris). Mentha viridisSpearmint Spear"mint`, n. [So named from its spiry, not
capitate, inflorescence. --Dr. Prior.] (Bot.)
A species of mint (Mentha viridis) growing in moist soil.
It vields an aromatic oil. See Mint, and Mentha.
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