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Definition: Mountain sorrel
, n. [F. surelle, fr. sur sour, fr. OHG. s?r
sour. See Sour
One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a
plant of the genus Rumex
, as Rumex Acetosa
, Rumex Acetosella
. (Bot.) See under Mountain
(a) A malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa
) whose acid
calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for
making tarts and acid drinks.
(b) A troublesome weed (Rumex Acetosella
), also called
Salt of sorrel
(Chem.), binoxalate of potassa; -- so called
because obtained from the juice of Rumex Acetosella
(Bot.), a small ericaceous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum
) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and
have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies.
Called also sourwood
(Bot.), any plant of the genus Oxalis.
1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or
living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains;
among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines;
mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
2. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
The high, the mountain majesty of worth. --Byron.
(Zo["o]l.), the goral.
(Bot.), an ornamental tree, the Pyrus Americana
(or Sorbus Americana
), producing beautiful
bunches of red berries. Its leaves are pinnate, and its
flowers white, growing in fragrant clusters. The European
species is the Pyrus aucuparia
, or rowan tree.
, a portable barometer, adapted for safe
transportation, used in measuring the heights of
(Zo["o]l.), the sewellel.
(Min.), blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
(Zo["o]l.), the catamount. See Catamount
, a series of contiguous mountain ranges,
generally in parallel or consecutive lines or curves.
(Zo["o]l.), capercailzie. See Capercailzie
(Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
cork in its texture.
. See under Crystal
(Bot.), a large tree of the genus
) growing in the West Indies,
which affords a bitter tonic and astringent, sometimes
used in medicine.
, Scotch whisky, so called because often
illicitly distilled among the mountains. [Humorous]
(Bot.), a small leguminous tree (Bauhinia variegata
) of the East and West Indies; -- so called
because of its dark wood. The bark is used medicinally and
(Min.), a variety of asbestus, having very
fine fibers; amianthus. See Amianthus
(Bot.), climbing fumitory. See under
. (Zo["o]l.) See Mazama
(a) Green malachite, or carbonate of copper.
(b) See Green earth
, under Green
(Bot.), a branching shrub (Nemopanthes Canadensis
), having smooth oblong leaves and red berries.
It is found in the Northern United States.
(Bot.), an American shrub (Kalmia latifolia
) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy
clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is
poisonous. Called also American laurel
, ivy bush
. See Kalmia
(Min.), a variety of asbestus, resembling
leather in its texture.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Trifolium
(Geol.), a series of marine limestone
strata below the coal measures, and above the old red
standstone of Great Britain. See Chart of Geology
(Zo["o]l.), the twite.
(a) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.
(b) The European gray shrike.
(Bot.) See under Mahogany
(Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite,
occurring as an efflorescence.
(Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of
. (Bot.) See Mint
(Zo["o]l.), the ring ousel; -- called also
and mountain colley
. See Ousel
, or Mountain green
(Bot.), a tree of
Jamaica (Spathelia simplex
), which has an unbranched
palmlike stem, and a terminal cluster of large, pinnate
(Zo["o]l.), the plumed partridge (Oreortyx pictus
) of California. It has two long, slender,
plumelike feathers on the head. The throat and sides are
chestnut; the belly is brown with transverse bars of black
and white; the neck and breast are dark gray.
, a series of mountains closely related in
position and direction.
(a) An upland variety of rice, grown without irrigation,
in some parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States.
(b) An American genus of grasses (Oryzopsis
(Bot.), a species of rose with solitary
flowers, growing in the mountains of Europe (Rosa alpina
(Min.), a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish
color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.
(Bot.), a low perennial plant (Oxyria digyna
with rounded kidney-form leaves, and small
greenish flowers, found in the White Mountains of New
Hampshire, and in high northern latitudes. --Gray.
(Zo["o]l.), the European tree sparrow.
. (Bot.) See Orach
(Bot.), a composite plant (Arnica montana
) of Europe; called also leopard's bane
(Zo["o]l.), a ground pigeon of Jamaica, of
the genus Geotrygon