a son of Poseidon who, with his brother Dercynus, was killed by Hercules while attempting to steal the cattle that Hercules had taken from Geryon.
a herring. a sauce or relish made from small herring or anchovies. a simpleton or fool. a male given name, form of . Contemporary Examples This is How the NRA Ends alec McGillis, The New Republic A bigger, meaner gun control movement has arrived. The Week’s Best Longreads for June 1, 2013 David Sessions May […]
having little or no yolk in the cytoplasm of the egg or ovum. adjective (zoology) (of an ovum) having little or no yolk alecithal a·lec·i·thal (ā-lěs’ə-thəl) adj. Relating to an egg that has little or no yolk.
a male given name, form of . Historical Examples He was flying to the writing-desk, but aleck stopped him and put him back in his chair. The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories Mark Twain As I was opening the garden-gate—it was night—aleck laid his hand on my shoulder. The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith And Thad […]
noun another name for costmary Historical Examples The leaves are used in salads, and also for flavoring ale or beer: hence the name “alecost.” The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Fearing Burr