n. an erect perennial of eastern and southern U. S. (Asclepias tuberosa) having showy orange flowers.
Syn. -- butterfly weed, orange milkweed, pleurisy root, tuber root, Indian paintbrush, Asclepias tuberosa.
[WordNet 1.5]


(), n. [F., prop. equiv. to chanon link, fr. chane chain, fr. L. catena Cf. Chain.] A knot, boss, or mass of hair, natural or artificial, worn by a woman at the back of the head.
[1913 Webster]

A curl that had strayed from her chignon.
H. James.
[1913 Webster]





(?), } n. [Cf. F. chigue, perh. fr. Catalan chic small, Sp. chico; or of Peruvian origin.] (Zol.) A species of flea (Tunga penetrans, formerly Pulex penetrans), common in the West Indies and South America, which often attacks the feet or any exposed part of the human body, and burrowing beneath the skin produces great irritation. When the female is allowed to remain and breed, troublesome sores result, which are sometimes dangerous. See Jigger.
[Written also chegre, chegoe, chique, chigger, jigger.]

[1913 Webster]

The name is sometimes erroneously given to certain mites or ticks having similar habits.
[1913 Webster]

Chih" fu`

(?). [Chin. chih fu, lit., (He who) knows (the) prefecture.] An official administering a prefecture of China; a prefect, supervising the civil business of the hsiens or districts comprised in his fu (which see).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Chih" hsien`

(?). [Chin. chih hsien, lit., (He who) knows (the) district.] An official having charge of a hsien, or administrative district, in China; a district magistrate, responsible for good order in his hsien (which see), and having jurisdiction in its civil and criminal cases.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Chih" tai`

(?). [Chin. chih to govern + tai an honorary title.] A Chinese governor general; a tsung tu (which see).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href=""
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />


a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Tue 10th December 2019