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manchineel

MANCHINEE'L, n. [L. mancanilla.] A tree of the genus Hippomane, growing in the West Indies to the size of a large oak. It abounds in an acrid, milky juice of a poisonous quality. It bears a fruit of the size of a pippin, which, when eaten, causes inflammation in the mouth and throat, pains in the stomach, &c. The wood is valuable for cabinet work.




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MANCHINEE'L, n. [L. mancanilla.] A tree of the genus Hippomane, growing in the West Indies to the size of a large oak. It abounds in an acrid, milky juice of a poisonous quality. It bears a fruit of the size of a pippin, which, when eaten, causes inflammation in the mouth and throat, pains in the stomach, &c. The wood is valuable for cabinet work.


MANCH-I-NEEL, n. [L. mancanilla.]

A small tree of the West Indies, the Hippomane Mancinella, whose juice, and sometimes even exhalations, are capable of producing upon some persons, an erythematic inflammation of the skin exactly similar to that produced by the climbing and swamp sumach of the United States, while upon other persons it is inoperative. Its inspissated juice is used in medicine as a substitute for the resin of Guaiacum or lignum-vitae. The wood is valuable for cabinet work. Encyc.


Man`chi*neel"
  1. A euphorbiaceous tree (Hippomane Mancinella) of tropical America, having a poisonous and blistering milky juice, and poisonous acrid fruit somewhat resembling an apple.

    Bastard manchineel, a tree (Cameraria latifolia) of the East Indies, having similar poisonous properties. Lindley.

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Manchineel

MANCHINEE'L, noun [Latin mancanilla.] A tree of the genus Hippomane, growing in the West Indies to the size of a large oak. It abounds in an acrid, milky juice of a poisonous quality. It bears a fruit of the size of a pippin, which, when eaten, causes inflammation in the mouth and throat, pains in the stomach, etc. The wood is valuable for cabinet work.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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cold

COLD, a.

1. Not warm or hot; gelid, frigid; a relative term. A substance is cold to the touch, when it is less warm then the body, and when in contact, the heat of the body passes from the body to the substance; as cold air; a cold stone; cold water. It denotes a greater degree of the quality than cool.

2. Having the sensation of cold; chill; shivering, or inclined to shiver; as, I am cold.

3. Having cold qualities; as a cold plant.

4. Frigid; wanting passion, zeal ro ardor; indifferent; unconcerned; not animated, or easily excited into action; as a cold spectator; a cold Christian; a cold lover, or friend; a cold temper.

Thou art neither cold nor hot. Rev. 3.

5. Not moving; unaffecting; not animated; not able to excite feeling; spiritless; as a cold discourse; a cold jest.

6. Reserved; coy; not affectionate, cordial or friendly; indicating indifference; as a cold look; a cold return of civilities; a cold reception.

7. Not heated by sensual desire.

8. Not hasty; not violent.

9. Not affecting the scent strongly.

10. Not having the scent strongly affected.

COLD, n.

1. The sensation produced in animal bodies by the escape of heat, and the consequent contraction of the fine vessels. Also, the cause of that sensation. Heat expands the vessels, and cold contracts them; and the transition from an expanded to a contracted state is accompanied with a sensation to which, as well as to the cause of it, we give the denomination of cold. Hence cold is a privation of heat, or the cause of it.

2. A shivering; the effect of the contraction of the fine vessels of the body; chilliness, or chillness.

3. A disease; indisposition occasioned by cold; catarrh.

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