a small, dark brown, subtropical seal of the genus Monachus: the three species, M. tropicalis of the Caribbean, M. schauinslandi of Hawaiian island regions, and M. monachus of the Mediterranean, are endangered.
[muhngks-hoo d] /ˈmʌŋksˌhʊd/ noun 1. a plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, especially A. napellus, the flowers of which have a large, hood-shaped sepal. /ˈmʌŋkshʊd/ noun 1. any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. napellus, that have hooded blue-purple flowers n. also monk’s-hood, 1570s, […]
[mon-muh th] /ˈmɒn məθ/ noun 1. James Scott, Duke of, 1649–85, illegitimate son of Charles II of England and pretender to the throne of James II. 2. a city in W Illinois. 3. . 4. former name of . /ˈmɒnməθ/ noun 1. a market town in E Wales, in Monmouthshire: Norman castle, where Henry V […]
[mon-muh th-sheer, -sher] /ˈmɒn məθˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ noun 1. a historic county in E Wales, now part of Gwent, Mid Glamorgan, and South Glamorgan. /ˈmɒnməθˌʃɪə; -ʃə/ noun 1. a county of E Wales: administratively part of England for three centuries (until 1830); mainly absorbed into the county of Gwent in 1974; reinstated with reduced boundaries in […]
[moh-ney; French maw-ne] /moʊˈneɪ; French mɔˈnɛ/ noun 1. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1888–1979, French economist: originator of the European Common Market. /French mɔnɛ/ noun 1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1888–1979, French economist and public servant, regarded as founding father of the European Economic Community. He was first president (1952–55) of the European Coal and Steel Community