a West Indian foliage plant, Dieffenbachia seguine, of the arum family, having yellow-blotched leaves that cause temporary speechlessness when chewed.
a West Indian aroid plant, Dieffenbachia seguine, chewing the stem of which induces speechlessness by paralysing the throat muscles
noun, Navigation. 1. . [puh-lawr-uh s, -lohr-] /pəˈlɔr əs, -ˈloʊr-/ noun, plural peloruses. Navigation. 1. a device for measuring in degrees the relative bearings of observed objects. /pɪˈlɔːrəs/ noun (pl) -ruses 1. a sighting device used in conjunction with a magnetic compass or a gyrocompass for measuring the relative bearings of observed points
noun, Slang. 1. a foolishly simple, stupid, or scatterbrained woman. noun phrase A stupid or vapid young woman; bimbo, dumb bunny: You’re just an average Dumb Dora from north-suburban Chicagoland [1890s+; said to have been coined by Anita Pines, the first woman stage manager of a burlesque theater]
[duhm-duhm] /ˈdʌmˌdʌm/ Slang. noun 1. a silly, stupid person. adjective 2. typical of a dum-dum: another dum-dum idea. adjective : The only man safe enough to see is this dumdum cop noun A stupid or foolish person (1940s+)
[duhm] /dʌm/ adjective, dumber, dumbest. 1. lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted. 2. lacking the power of speech (offensive when applied to humans): a dumb animal. 3. temporarily unable to speak: dumb with astonishment. 4. refraining from any or much speech; silent. 5. made, done, etc., without speech. 6. lacking some usual property, characteristic, […]