[ih-lek-truh m] /ɪˈlɛk trəm/
an amber-colored alloy of gold and silver used in ancient times.
an alloy composed of about 50 percent copper, 30 percent nickel, and 20 percent zinc.
German silver; nickel silver.
an alloy of gold (55–88 per cent) and silver used for jewellery and ornaments
“alloy of gold and up to 40% silver,” late 14c. (in Old English elehtre), from Latin electrum “alloy of gold and silver,” also “amber” (see electric). So called probably for its pale yellow color.
eledoisin el·e·doi·sin (ěl’ĭ-doi’sĭn) n. A protein that is formed in the venom gland of several species of octopuses and is used as a vasodilator and a contraction agent of extravascular smooth muscle.
[ih-lek-choo-er-ee] /ɪˈlɛk tʃuˌɛr i/ noun, plural electuaries. Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine. 1. a pasty mass composed of a medicine, usually in powder form, mixed in a palatable medium, as syrup, honey, or other sweet substance: used especially for animals and administered by application to the teeth, tongue, or gums. /ɪˈlɛktjʊərɪ/ noun (pl) -aries 1. (archaic) a […]
[el-i-guh ns] /ˈɛl ɪ gəns/ noun 1. quality: elegance of dress. 2. something ; a refinement. /ˈɛlɪɡəns/ noun (pl) -gances, -gancies 1. dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour 2. good taste in design, style, arrangement, etc 3. something elegant; a refinement n. c.1500, “tastefulness, correctness, harmoniousness, refinement,” of speech or prose, from Middle French […]
[el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee, -moz-, el-ee-uh-] /ˌɛl əˈmɒs əˌnɛr i, -ˈmɒz-, ˌɛl i ə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable. 2. derived from or provided by charity. 3. dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational institution. /ˌɛlɪiːˈmɒsɪnərɪ/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, or dependent on charity 2. given as an […]