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Assyrian As*syr"i*an, a. [L. Assyrius.]
Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants. -- n. A
native or an inhabitant of Assyria; the language of Assyria.
H SyriacusHyrax Hy"rax, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any animal of the genus Hyrax, of which about four species
are known. They constitute the order Hyracoidea. The best
known species are the daman (H. Syriacus) of Palestine, and
the klipdas (H. capensis) of South Africa. Other species
are H. arboreus and H. Sylvestris, the former from
Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa. See Daman. Hibiscus Syriacus Rose de Pompadour, Rose du Barry, names succesively given
to a delicate rose color used on S[`e]vres porcelain.
Rose diamond, a diamond, one side of which is flat, and the
other cut into twenty-four triangular facets in two ranges
which form a convex face pointed at the top. Cf.
Rose ear. See under Ear.
Rose elder (Bot.), the Guelder-rose.
Rose engine, a machine, or an appendage to a turning lathe,
by which a surface or wood, metal, etc., is engraved with
a variety of curved lines. --Craig.
Rose family (Bot.) the Rosece[ae]. See Rosaceous.
Rose fever (Med.), rose cold.
Rose fly (Zo["o]l.), a rose betle, or rose chafer.
Rose gall (Zo["o]l.), any gall found on rosebushes. See
Rose knot, a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to
resemble a rose; a rosette.
Rose lake, Rose madder, a rich tint prepared from lac and
madder precipitated on an earthy basis. --Fairholt.
Rose mallow. (Bot.)
(a) A name of several malvaceous plants of the genus
Hibiscus, with large rose-colored flowers.
(b) the hollyhock.
Rose nail, a nail with a convex, faceted head.
Rose noble, an ancient English gold coin, stamped with the
figure of a rose, first struck in the reign of Edward
III., and current at 6s. 8d. --Sir W. Scott.
Rose of China. (Bot.) See China rose
(b), under China.
Rose of Jericho (Bot.), a Syrian cruciferous plant
(Anastatica Hierochuntica) which rolls up when dry, and
expands again when moistened; -- called also resurrection
Rose of Sharon (Bot.), an ornamental malvaceous shrub
(Hibiscus Syriacus). In the Bible the name is used for
some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or
possibly the great lotus flower.
Rose oil (Chem.), the yellow essential oil extracted from
various species of rose blossoms, and forming the chief
part of attar of roses.
Rose pink, a pigment of a rose color, made by dyeing chalk
or whiting with a decoction of Brazil wood and alum; also,
the color of the pigment.
Rose quartz (Min.), a variety of quartz which is rose-red.
Rose rash. (Med.) Same as Roseola.
Rose slug (Zo["o]l.), the small green larva of a black
sawfly (Selandria ros[ae]). These larv[ae] feed in
groups on the parenchyma of the leaves of rosebushes, and
are often abundant and very destructive.
Rose window (Arch.), a circular window filled with
ornamental tracery. Called also Catherine wheel, and
marigold window. Cf. wheel window, under Wheel.
Summer rose (Med.), a variety of roseola. See Roseola.
Under the rose [a translation of L. sub rosa], in secret;
privately; in a manner that forbids disclosure; -- the
rose being among the ancients the symbol of secrecy, and
hung up at entertainments as a token that nothing there
said was to be divulged.
Wars of the Roses (Eng. Hist.), feuds between the Houses of
York and Lancaster, the white rose being the badge of the
House of York, and the red rose of the House of Lancaster. Hibiscus SyriacusAlthaea Al*th[ae]"a, Althea Al*the"a, n. [althaea, Gr. ?.]
(a) A genus of plants of the Mallow family. It includes the
officinal marsh mallow, and the garden hollyhocks.
(b) An ornamental shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus) of the Mallow
Syriac Syr"i*ac, a. [L. Syriacus, from Syria: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to Syria, or its language; as, the Syriac
version of the Pentateuch. -- n. The language of Syria;
especially, the ancient language of that country.
Syriacism Syr"i*a*cism, n.
A Syrian idiom; a Syrianism.
Syrian Syr"i*an, a. [L. Syrius: cf. F. Syrien.]
Of or pertaining to Syria; Syriac. -- n. A native of Syria.
Syrianism Syr"i*an*ism, n.
A Syrian idiom, or a peculiarity of the Syrian language; a
Syriasm Syr"i*asm, n.
A Syrian idiom; a Syrianism; a Syriacism. --M. Stuart.
The Scripture Greek is observed to be full of Syriasms
and Hebraisms. --Bp.
Meaning of Syria from wikipedia
- 35°N 38°E / 35°N 38°E / 35; 38 Syria
(Arabic: سُورِيَا or Arabic: سُورِيَة, romanized: Sūriyā), officially
- is an ongoing
led by Syrian president Bashar
al-****ad (along with domestic
(Arabic: سوريون, Sūriyyūn), also known
as the Syrian people
(Arabic: الشعب السوري, ALA-LC: al-sha‘ab al-Sūrī; Syriac: ܣܘܪܝܝܢ), are the majority...
(Arabic: الـشَّـام, romanized: ash-Shām, Hieroglyphic
Luwian: Sura/i; Gr****: Συρία; in modern literature called Greater Syria
and East Syria
(AANES), also known
as Rojava, is a de facto autonomous region
in northeastern Syria
. It consists
- Roman Syria
was an early Roman province annexed
to the Roman Republic
in 64 BC by Pompey
in the Third Mithridatic
of King of...
of Syria covers events which occurred
on the territory
of the present Syrian
and events which occurred
in the region
. The present...
is a unitary
state, but for administrative
purposes, it is divided
governorates, also called provinces
- the Levant
(ISIL; /ˈaɪsəl, ˈaɪsɪl/), and as the Islamic State
of Iraq and Syria
(ISIS; /ˈaɪsɪs/), or by its Arabic
(Arabic: داعش, Dāʿish...
- (/ˌsiːlə-/; Gr****: Κοίλη Συρία, Koílē Syría
, 'Hollow Syria
'; Latin: Cœlē Syria
or Cava Syria
), was a region
antiquity. It probably...