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Definition: Rhamnus catharticus
(fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL.
franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis,
franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See Frank
, a., and
Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
(Bot.), the common kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris
(Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
), which affords a saffron, green or
(Arch.) See French window
(Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk
(Bot.) The Primula Auricula
(Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
); -- called also garland honeysuckle
, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
sound issues; -- called in France cor de chasse
, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
[French (here used in sense of “foreign”
pie a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
(Zo["o]l.), the European great spotted woodpecker
); -- called also wood pie
(a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
shellac with other gums added.
(b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the
, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
(Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
logwood; -- called also plum tub
. See under Window
, n. [AS. s[ae]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel.
safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to
taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf.
1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending
and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to
Note: The ascending is the crude sap, the assimilation of
which takes place in the leaves, when it becomes the
elaborated sap suited to the growth of the plant.
2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop. [Slang]
(Bot.), any large fungus of the genus Polyporus.
, a dull light green pigment prepared from the
juice of the ripe berries of the Rhamnus catharticus
buckthorn. It is used especially by water-color artists.
, the dry rot. See under Dry
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus
especially the yellow-bellied woodpecker (S. varius
the Eastern United States. They are so named because they
puncture the bark of trees and feed upon the sap. The name
is loosely applied to other woodpeckers.
(Bot.), a vessel that conveys sap.
, n. [NL., from Gr. "ra`mnos a kind of prickly
shrub; cf. L. rhamnos.] (Bot.)
A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California
and the European Rhamnus catharticus
are used in medicine. The latter is used for hedges.