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Medicago arboreaMoon Moon, n. [OE. mone, AS. m[=o]na; akin to D. maan, OS. &
OHG. m[=a]no, G. mond, Icel. m[=a]ni, Dan. maane, Sw.
m[*a]ne, Goth. m[=e]na, Lith. men?, L. mensis month, Gr. ?
moon, ? month, Skr. m[=a]s moon, month; prob. from a root
meaning to measure (cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure), from its
serving to measure the time. [root]271. Cf. Mete to
measure, Menses, Monday, Month.]
1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the
satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light,
borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and
serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of
the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth
is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of
the earth. See Lunar month, under Month.
The crescent moon, the diadem of night. --Cowper.
2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any
member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or
3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in
her orbit; a month. --Shak.
4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.
(a) (Far.) A kind of ophthalmia liable to recur at
intervals of three or four weeks.
(b) (Med.) Hemeralopia.
Moon dial, a dial used to indicate time by moonlight.
Moon face, a round face like a full moon.
Moon madness, lunacy. [Poetic]
Moon month, a lunar month.
Moon trefoil (Bot.), a shrubby species of medic (Medicago
arborea). See Medic.
Moon year, a lunar year, consisting of lunar months, being
sometimes twelve and sometimes thirteen. Medicago lupulinaNonesuch None"such`, n.
A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such;
something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It
is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety
of apple, a species of medic (Medicago lupulina), a variety
of pottery clay, etc. Medicago lupulinaShamrock Sham"rock, n. [L. seamrog, seamar, trefoil, white
clover, white honeysuckle; akin to Gael. seamrag.] (Bot.)
A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish.
The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for
use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity.
Note: The original plant was probably a kind of wood sorrel
(Oxalis Acetocella); but now the name is given to the
white clover (Trifolium repens), and the black medic
(Medicago lupulina). Medicago lupulinaMedic Med"ic, n. [L. medica, Gr. ? (sc. ?) a kind of clover
introduced from Media, from ? Median.] (Bot.)
A leguminous plant of the genus Medicago. The black medic
is the Medicago lupulina; the purple medic, or lucern, is
M. sativa. Medicago sativaLucern Lu"cern, n. [F. luzerne.] (Bot.)
A leguminous plant (Medicago sativa), having bluish purple
cloverlike flowers, cultivated for fodder; -- called also
alfalfa. [Written also lucerne.] Medicago sativaAlfalfa Al*fal"fa, n. [Sp.] (Bot.)
The lucern (Medicago sativa); -- so called in California,
Texas, etc. Medicago scuttellataSnail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel,
sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel.
(a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial
air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix
and many allied genera of the family Helicid[ae].
They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world
except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on
vegetation; a land snail.
(b) Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true
snails, including fresh-water and marine species. See
Pond snail, under Pond, and Sea snail.
2. Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing.
3. (Mech.) A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally
curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the
position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a
4. A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to
protect besiegers; a testudo. [Obs.]
They had also all manner of gynes [engines] . . .
that needful is [in] taking or sieging of castle or
of city, as snails, that was naught else but hollow
pavises and targets, under the which men, when they
fought, were heled [protected], . . . as the snail
is in his house; therefore they cleped them snails.
5. (Bot.) The pod of the sanil clover.
Ear snail, Edible snail, Pond snail, etc. See under
Ear, Edible, etc.
Snail borer (Zo["o]l.), a boring univalve mollusk; a drill.
Snail clover (Bot.), a cloverlike plant (Medicago
scuttellata, also, M. Helix); -- so named from its
pods, which resemble the shells of snails; -- called also
snail trefoil, snail medic, and beehive.
Snail flower (Bot.), a leguminous plant (Phaseolus
Caracalla) having the keel of the carolla spirally coiled
like a snail shell.
Snail shell (Zo["o]l.), the shell of snail.
Snail trefoil. (Bot.) See Snail clover, above.
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is a genus
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is a plant species found throughout
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the European Black
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