a plant, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the buckwheat family, found from Oklahoma to California, having clustered, tuberous roots that yield tannin.
a dock, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the southern US, the root of which yields a substance used in tanning
riffraff; rabble. Historical Examples Modern Flirtations Catherine Sinclair Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini The Red Year Louis Tracy Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever In the Day of Adversity John Bloundelle-Burton Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton Romance Island Zona Gale The […]
noun a variant spelling of cannikin Historical Examples The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade
positive ray. noun (physics) a stream of positive ions produced in a discharge tube by allowing them to pass through holes in the cathode