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M "M" ([e^]m). 1. M, the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant. See Guide More…
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M "M", n. 1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for More…
M acuminata
Magnolia "Mag*no"li*a", n. [NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century.] (Bot.) A genus of American and Asiatic trees, More…
M acuminata
Cucumber "Cu"cum*ber" (k?`k?m-b?r, formerly kou"k?m-b?r), n.[OE. cucumer, cocumber, cucumber, fr. L. cucmis, gen. cucumeris; cf. OF. cocombre,F. concombre.] (Bot.) A More…
M Aipi
Cassava "Cas"sa*va", n. [F. cassave, Sp. cazabe, fr. kasabi, in the language of Hayti.] 1. (Bot.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus , with fleshy rootstocks More…
M Aipi
Manioc "Ma"ni*oc", n. [Pg. mandioca, fr. Braz.] (Bot.) The tropical plants (, and {M. Aipi}), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava. More…
M albula
Gray "Gray", a. [Compar. ; superl. .] [OE. gray, grey, AS. gr[=ae]g, gr[=e]g; akin to D. graauw, OHG. gr[=a]o, G. grau, Dan. graa, Sw. gr[*a], Icel. gr[=a]r.] [Written also .] More…
M alcicornis
Sea ginger "Sea" gin"ger" (Zo["o]l.) A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially {M. alcicornis}, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings More…
M Alexandrinus
Rat "Rat", n. [AS. r[ae]t; akin to D. rat, OHG. rato, ratta, G. ratte, ratze, OLG. ratta, LG. & Dan. rotte, Sw. r[*a]tta, F. rat, Ir. & Gael radan, Armor. raz, of unknown More…
M alpestris
Triton "Tri"ton", n. [L., fr. Gr.?.] (Gr. Myth.) A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and More…
M Americana
Mammee "Mam*mee"", n. [Haytian mamey.] (Bot.) A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus ({M. Americana}); also, its fruit. The latter is large, covered with More…
M Americana
Marten "Mar"ten", n. [From older martern, marter, martre, F. martre, marte, LL. martures (pl.), fr. L. martes; akin to AS. mear?, meard, G. marder, OHG. mardar, Icel. More…
M Americanus
Merganser "Mer*gan"ser", n. [Sp. merg['a]nsar, fr. mergo a diver (L. mergus, fr. mergere to dip, dive) + ['a]nsar goose, L. anser.] (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of the genus , More…
M Americanus
Whiting "Whit"ing", n. [From .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European food fish () of the Codfish family; - called also . (b) A North More…
M angustirostris
Sea elephant "Sea" el"e*phant" (Zo["o]l.) A very large seal () of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a More…
M annua
Mercury "Mer"cu*ry", n. [L. Mercurius; akin to merx wares.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) A Latin god of commerce and gain; - treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, More…
M annua
Stock "Stock" (st[o^]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to More…
M apiaster
Bee-eater "Bee"-eat`er", n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A bird of the genus , that feeds on bees. The European species ({M. apiaster}) is remarkable for its brilliant More…
M aptera
Moringa "Mo*rin"ga", n. [Malayam murunggi.] (Bot.) A genus of trees of Southern India and Northern Africa. One species () is the horse-radish tree, and More…
M aquatica
Note: is . is {M. sylvestris}, and in the United States , which differs from the true mints in several respects. More…
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