the plant family Zygophyllaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having pinnate leaves, solitary or paired regular flowers, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the creosote bush, lignum vitae, and puncture vine.
a long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, especially in token of peace. Historical Examples Shaman Robert Shea Common Science Carleton W. Washburne Calumet ‘K’ Samuel Merwin The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the […]
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
to make false and malicious statements about; slander. Historical Examples The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) Charles James Lever The Gods are Athirst Anatole France Les Misrables Victor Hugo Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2) Samuel Taylor Coleridge Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother […]
to make false and malicious statements about; slander. Historical Examples Epistle Sermons, Vol. II Martin Luther Love for Love William Congreve Drake, Nelson and Napoleon Walter Runciman The Consolation of Philosophy Boethius verb (transitive) to slander n. v.