the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one double bond and having the general formula C n H 2n , as ethylene, H 2 C=CH 2 .
a Mediterranean liqueur made from brandy flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, and colored red with kermes or cochineal. Historical Examples This is the original formula for the alkermes de Santa Maria Novella, which is much valued. Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley They enter into alkermes, a sort of liquor served […]
(def 1). Historical Examples “Alkestis” failed “to get the prize” when its author was competing with Sophocles. A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) Mrs. Sutherland Orr It is so that the man speaks to and of the woman, in Balaustion’s and Browning’s Alkestis. Browning’s Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne His allegiance to this […]
alkied adjective Drunk
an alcoholic. . Historical Examples Thought I’d meander up the Hill with this old bloat alky, and drop in to see the show. The Three Partners Bret Harte noun (pl) -kies (slang) a heavy drinker or alcoholic noun Alcohol Inferior or bootleg whiskey (1920s+) A chronic alcoholic