an Asiatic cork tree, Phellodendron amurense, of the rue family, having a deeply ridged, corky bark.
- Amur privet
a northern Chinese shrub, Ligustrum amurense, of the olive family, having hairy leaves and white flowers.
the lees or sediment of olive oil. Historical Examples The first to flow (amurca) is dark and bitter, having the consistency of water. The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
Associate in Music. Historical Examples Dear Sir, do not let us suffer ourselves to be amus’d with such groundless Objections. Benjamin Franklin Frank Luther Mott The King never supp’d unless it was in extraordinary cases, but amus’d himself with a Game at Chess. The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume III Karl Ludwig von […]
to hold the attention of (someone) pleasantly; entertain or divert in an enjoyable or cheerful manner: She amused the guests with witty conversation. to cause mirth, laughter, or the like, in: The comedian amused the audience with a steady stream of jokes. to cause (time, leisure, etc.) to pass agreeably. Archaic. to keep in expectation […]