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Definition: Spanish leather
Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
(Bot.), a liliaceous plant (Yucca alorifolia
) with rigid spine-tipped leaves. The name is
also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern
United States and mexico. Called also Spanish daggers
(Bot.) See the Note under Bean
, a black pigment obtained by charring cork.
(Bot.), a leguminous shrub (Spartium junceum
) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
, a species of earth used in painting, having
a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of
sesquioxide of iron.
(Bot.), a small tree (Ungnadia speciosa
of Texas, New Mexico, etc., related to the buckeye, but
having pinnate leaves and a three-seeded fruit.
(Naut.), a purchase composed of two single
double Spanish burton
has one double and two single blocks.
--Luce (Textbook of Seamanship).
(Min.), a kind of steatite; -- so called
because obtained from Aragon in Spain.
(Bot.), a cruciferous plant (Lepidium Cadamines
), a species of peppergrass.
(Zo["o]l.), the long-billed curlew. [U.S.]
(Bot.) See Spanish bayonet
(Bot.), a large West Indian tree (Cordia Gerascanthus
) furnishing hard and useful timber.
, a rich reddish brown pigment obtained by
calcining copper and sulphur together in closed crucibles.
(Zo["o]l.), the California rockfish
). It is conspicuously
colored with bands of red and white.
(Zo["o]l.), a brilliant green beetle, common in
the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See
, and Cantharis
(Naut.), a yarn twisted against its lay.
. (Bot.) See Esparto
. See Cordwain
(a) A species of mackerel (Scomber colias
) found both in
Europe and America. In America called chub mackerel
, and bull mackerel
(b) In the United States, a handsome mackerel having bright
yellow round spots (Scomberomorus maculatus
esteemed as a food fish. The name is sometimes
erroneously applied to other species. See Illust. under
, the name formerly given to the southern
portion of the Caribbean Sea, together with the contiguous
coast, embracing the route traversed by Spanish treasure
ships from the New to the Old World.
. (Bot.) See Tillandsia
(and note at that
(Bot.), a composite weed (Bidens bipinnata
) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
(Bot.), a bulbous plant (Iris Sisyrinchium
of the south of Europe.
(Bot.), the sweet potato. See under
, an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian
red, but slightly yellower and warmer. --Fairholt.
(Naut.), a knot tied in the head of a
(Zo["o]l.), a merino.
, an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by
pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white
(Naut.), a wooden roller, with a rope
wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to
serve as a lever.