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Kairine
Kairine "Kai"rine", n. (Chem.) A pale buff or white crystalline alkaloid derived from quinoline, and used as an antipyretic in medicine.
Kairoline
Kairoline "Kai`ro*line", n. (Chem.) An organic base obtained from quinoline. It is used as a febrifuge, and resembles kairine.
Kaiser
Kaiser "Kai"ser", n. [Gr., fr. L. Caesar. Cf. , and .] The ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German More…
Kaka
Kaka "Ka"ka", n. [Maori kaka a parrot; — so named from its note.] (Zo["o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus , especially the (). More…
Kakapo
Kakapo "Ka`ka*po"", n. (Zo["o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot (), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It More…
Kakaralli
Kakaralli "Kak`a*ral"li", n. A kind of wood common in Demerara, durable in salt water, because not subject to the depredations of the sea worm and barnacle.
Kakistocracy
Kakistocracy "Kak`is*toc"ra*cy" (k[a^]k`[i^]s*t[o^]k"r[.a]*s[y^]), n. [Gr. ka`kistos worst + kratei^n to rule.] Government by the worst men.
kakodyl
Cacodyl "Cac"o*dyl", n. [Gr. ??????? ill-smelling (kako`s bad + ????? to smell) + -yl.] (Chem.) Alkarsin; a colorless, poisonous, arsenical liquid, {As2(CH3)4}, spontaneously More…
Kakoxene
Kakoxene "Ka*kox"ene", n. See .
KAl3Si3O10OH2
Muscovite "Mus"co*vite", n. [See .] 1. A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian. 2. An inhabitant of Moscow. [PJC] More…
Kalahari
Kalahari "Kalahari" prop. n. A desert in Southwestern Africa, most of which is located in the country of Botswana. Syn: Kalahari Desert. [WordNet 1.5]
Kalan
Kalan "Ka*lan"", n. (Zo["o]l.) The sea otter.
kalantas
kalantas "kalantas" n. A Philippine timber tree ( or ) having hard red fragrant wood. Syn: Philippine mahogany, Philippine cedar, {Toona More…
Kalasie
Kalasie "Ka`la*sie"", n. (Zo["o]l.) A long-tailed monkey of Borneo (). It has a tuft of long hair on the head.
Kale
Kale "Kale", n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See .] 1. (Bot.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a More…
Kaleege
Kaleege "Ka*leege"", n. (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of large, crested, Asiatic pheasants, belonging to the genus , and allied to the firebacks.
Kaleidophon
Kaleidophon "Ka*lei"do*phon", Kaleidophone "Ka*lei"do*phone", [Gr. ? beautiful + ? appearance, form + ? sound.] (Physics.) An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, More…
Kaleidophone
Kaleidophon "Ka*lei"do*phon", Kaleidophone "Ka*lei"do*phone", [Gr. ? beautiful + ? appearance, form + ? sound.] (Physics.) An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, More…
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope "Ka*lei"do*scope", n. [Gr. ? beautiful + e'i^dos form + -scope.] An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, More…
Kaleidoscopic
Kaleidoscopic "Ka*lei`do*scop"ic", Kaleidoscopical "Ka*lei`do*scop"ic*al", a. Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.
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