SARDON'IC, a. Sardonian or sardonic laughter, a convulsive involuntary laughter, so called from the herba sardonia, a species of ranunculus, which is said to produce such convulsive motions in the cheeks and lips as are observed during a fit of laughter.
SARDON'IC, a. Denoting a kind of linen made at Colchis.
Denoting a kind of linen made at Colchis. – Bryant.
unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly
sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance
- Of, pertaining to,
or resembling, a kind of linen made at Colchis.