[mur-luh n] /ˈmɜr lən/
(in a battlement) the solid part between two crenels.
(fortifications) the solid upright section in a crenellated battlement
“solid part of a battlement,” 1704, from French merlon (17c.), from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo “battlement,” perhaps a contraction of mergola, diminutive of Latin mergae “two-pronged pitchfork.”
[mur-loh; French mer-loh] /ˈmɜr loʊ; French mɛrˈloʊ/ noun 1. a dark-blue grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in areas of Italy, Switzerland, and California. /ˈmɜːləʊ/ noun (sometimes not capital) 1. a black grape grown in France and now throughout the wine-producing world, used, often in a blend, for making […]
[mur-meyd] /ˈmɜrˌmeɪd/ noun 1. (in folklore) a female marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a woman and the tail of a fish. 2. a highly skilled female swimmer. /ˈmɜːˌmeɪd/ noun 1. an imaginary sea creature fabled to have a woman’s head and upper body and a fish’s tail n. mid-14c., mermayde, literally […]
noun 1. an inn formerly located on Bread Street, Cheapside, in the heart of old London: a meeting place and informal club for Elizabethan playwrights and poets.
noun 1. any of several North American, aquatic plants of the genus Proserpinaca, having pinnately dissected leaves either above or below the water.