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Aricine Ar"i*cine, n. [From Arica, in Chile.] (Chem.) An alkaloid, first found in white cinchona bark.
Colluricincla Selbii
Whistling Whis"tling, a. & n. from Whistle, v. Whistling buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy. Whistling coot (Zo["o]l.), the American black scoter. Whistling Dick. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush (Colluricincla Selbii). (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.] Whistling duck. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden-eye. (b) A tree duck. Whistling eagle (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian eagle (Haliastur sphenurus); -- called also whistling hawk, and little swamp eagle. Whistling plover. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden plover. (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover. Whistling snipe (Zo["o]l.), the American woodcock. Whistling swan. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also wild swan, and elk. (b) An American swan (Olor columbianus). See under Swan. Whistling teal (Zo["o]l.), a tree duck, as Dendrocygna awsuree of India. Whistling thrush. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus Myiophonus, native of Asia, Australia, and the East Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note is a loud and clear whistle. (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
Ericinol E*ric"i*nol, n. [NL. ericaceae the Heath family + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) A colorless oil (quickly becoming brown), with a pleasant odor, obtained by the decomposition of ericolin.
Glossophaga soricina
Soricine So"ri*cine, a. [L. sorricinus, fr. sorex a shrew.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Shrew family (Soricid[ae]); like a shrew in form or habits; as, the soricine bat (Glossophaga soricina).
Hystricine Hys"tri*cine, a. [See Hystrix.] (Zo["o]l.) Like or pertaining to the porcupines.
Myricin Myr"i*cin, n. [Cf. F. myricine. Prob. so called from a fancied resemblance to the wax of the bayberry (Myrica).] (Chem.) A silky, crystalline, waxy substance, forming the less soluble part of beeswax, and regarded as a palmitate of a higher alcohol of the paraffin series; -- called also myricyl alcohol.
Price Price, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Priced; p. pr. & vb. n. Pricing.] 1. To pay the price of. [Obs.] With thine own blood to price his blood. --Spenser. 2. To set a price on; to value. See Prize. 3. To ask the price of; as, to price eggs. [Colloq.]
Ricinelaidic Ric`in*e`la*id"ic, a. [Ricinoleic + elaidic.] Pertaining to, or designating, an isomeric modification of ricinoleic acid obtained as a white crystalline solid.
Ricinelaidin Ric`in*e*la"i*din, n. (Chem.) The glycerin salt of ricinelaidic acid, obtained as a white crystalline waxy substance by treating castor oil with nitrous acid.
Ricinic Ri*cin"ic, a. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called ricinoleic acid.
Ricinine Ric"i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant.
Ricinoleate Ric`in*o"le*ate, n. (Chem.) A salt of ricinoleic acid; -- formerly called palmate.
Ricinic Ri*cin"ic, a. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called ricinoleic acid.
Ricinoleic Ric`in*o"le*ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from castor oil as an oily substance, C?H?O? with a harsh taste. Formerly written ricinolic.
Ricinolein Ric`in*o"le*in, n. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant + oleum oil.] (Chem.) The glycerin salt of ricinoleic acid, occuring as a characteristic constituent of castor oil; -- formerly called palmin.
Ricinolic Ric`i*nol"ic, a. (Chem.) Ricinoleic.
Ricinus Ric"i*nus, n. [L., the castor-oil plant.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one species (R. communis), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is three-celled, and contains three large seeds from which castor oil iss expressed. See Palma Christi.
Ricinus communis
Palma Christi Pal"ma Chris"ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.) A plant (Ricinus communis) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; -- called also castor-oil plant. [Sometimes corrupted into palmcrist.]
Ricinus communis
Palmic Pal"mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi); -- formerly used to designate an acid now called ricinoleic acid. [Obsoles.]
Ricinus communis
Castor bean Cas"tor bean` (Bot.) The bean or seed of the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi.)
Ricinus communis
Castor oil Cas"tor oil (k[a^]s"t[~e]r oil`). A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi. When fresh the oil is inodorous and insipid. Castor-oil plant. Same as Palma Christi.
Sericin Ser"i*cin, n. [L. sericus silken.] (Chem.) A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling water; -- called also silk gelatin.
Soricine So"ri*cine, a. [L. sorricinus, fr. sorex a shrew.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Shrew family (Soricid[ae]); like a shrew in form or habits; as, the soricine bat (Glossophaga soricina).
Spongia agaricina
Vegetable sponge. (Bot.) See Loof. Velvet sponge, a fine, soft commercial sponge (Spongia equina, variety meandriniformis) found in Florida and the West Indies. Vitreous sponge. See Glass-sponge. Yellow sponge, a common and valuable commercial sponge (Spongia agaricina, variety corlosia) found in Florida and the West Indies.
Tolypeutis tricinctus
Mataco Mat"a*co, n. (Zo["o]l.) The three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutis tricinctus). See Illust. under Loricata.

Meaning of Ricin from wikipedia

- Ricin (/ˈraɪsɪn/ RY-sin) is a lectin (a carbohydrate-binding protein) and a highly potent toxin produced in the seeds of the castor oil plant, Ricinus...
- This is a list of incidents involving the poison ricin. On September 7, 1978, the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was jabbed in the leg in public on...
- The 2003 ricin letters refers to two ricin-laden letters found on two separate occasions between October and November 2003. One letter was mailed to the...
- On April 15, 2013, an envelope that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, a highly toxic protein, was intercepted at the US Capitol's off-site mail...
- that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. The seed also contains ricin, a water-soluble toxin, which is also present in lower concentrations throughout...
- hidden pneumatic mechanism which injects a small poisonous pellet containing ricin. It has a hollowed stalk in which the pellet neatly sits. Such an umbrella...
- The Wood Green ricin plot was an alleged bioterrorism plot to attack the London Underground with ricin poison. The Metropolitan Police Service arrested...
- when given to mice intravenously (approximately 31.4 times more toxic than ricin, being 22 micrograms per kilogram). The median toxic dose for humans ranges...
- ********inated on a London street via a micro-engineered pellet containing ricin, fired into his leg from an umbrella wielded by someone ****ociated with...
- and film roles, including The Walking Dead, but is best known for sending ricin-laced letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael...