a mite, Pyemotes ventricosus, that often occurs in straw and normally feeds on the larvae of insects but opportunistically bites humans, causing an itching dermatitis.
- Grain of salt
noun skepticism, reservation Word Origin Latin cum grano salis, based on antidote to poison needing a grain of salt to work Usage Note used with ‘with a’ To “take something with a grain of salt” is to view a statement with a skeptical attitude. “She took the claim that he didn’t want to be president […]
noun, Metallurgy. 1. any chemical added to a molten metal or alloy to check grain growth.
[greynz] /greɪnz/ noun, (often used with a singular verb) 1. an iron instrument with barbed prongs, for spearing or harpooning fish. [greyn] /greɪn/ noun 1. a small, hard seed, especially the seed of a food plant such as wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, or millet. 2. the gathered seed of food plants, especially of cereal […]
noun 1. any of several varieties of sorghum, as durra or milo, having starchy seeds, grown for grain and forage.