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Mute "Mute", n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from More…
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D "D" (d[=e]) 1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. The English letter is from Latin, which is from Greek, which took it from Ph[oe]nician, More…
D AEgyptius
Jerboa "Jer*bo"a", n. [Ar. yarb?'.] (Zo["o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus , esp. {D. [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The More…
D aestiva
Yellow "Yel"low", a. [Compar. ; superl. .] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, More…
D alpina
Daphnin "Daph"nin", n. [Cf. F. daphnine.] (Chem.) (a) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon () and regarded as the essential More…
D arvensis
Wheat sawfly "Wheat sawfly" (a) A small European sawfly ({Cephus pygm[ae]us}) whose larva does great injury to wheat by boring in the stalks. (b) Any of several small American More…
D caespitosa
Tussock "Tus"sock", n. [From .] [Written also .] 1. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge. Such More…
D Camphora
Dryobalanops "Dry`o*bal"a*nops", n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? oak + ? acorn + ? appearance. The fruit remotely resembles an acorn in its cup.] (Bot.) The genus to which belongs the More…
D Canadensis
Grouse "Grouse", n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen: cf. F. piegri[`e]che shrike.] (Zo["o]l.) Any of the More…
D Caryophyllus
Carnation "Car*na"tion", n. [F. carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr. caro, carnis, flesh. See .] 1. The natural color of More…
D castanea
Warbler "War"bler", n. 1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; - applied chiefly to birds. In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo. More…
D Chiensis
China "Chi"na", n. 1. A country in Eastern Asia. 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See . (Bot.), a well-known garden flower More…
D Consolida
Larkspur "Lark"spur", n. (Bot.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants ( ), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest More…
D Contrayerva
Contrayerva "Con`tra*yer"va", n. [Sp. contrayerba, literally, a counter herb, hence, an antidote for poison, fr. l. contra + herba herb.] (Bot.) A species of ({D. More…
D coronata
Warbler "War"bler", n. 1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; - applied chiefly to birds. In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo. More…
D delphis
Dolphin "Dol"phin" (d[o^]l"f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi`s a dolphin More…
D delphis
Dolphin "Dol"phin" (d[o^]l"f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi`s a dolphin More…
D Ebenum
Ebony "Eb"on*y", n.; pl. . [F. ['e]b[`e]ne, L. ebenus, fr. Gr. ?; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. hobn[=i]m, pl. Cf. .] A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a More…
D elatum
Larkspur "Lark"spur", n. (Bot.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants ( ), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest More…
D Fraxinella
Dictamnus "Dic*tam"nus", n. [L. See .] (Bot.) A suffrutescent, {D. Fraxinella} (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is More…
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