a trap for catching salmon, consisting of a revolving wheel with attached nets set in a river so that it is turned by the current to capture the passing fish.
noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline, aromatic powder, C 1 3 H 1 0 O 3 , produced by the interaction of salicylic acid and phenol, used as a preservative, a light absorber in suntan preparations, and in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and as an antiseptic. noun 1. a white sparingly soluble crystalline compound […]
noun 1. Also, Salomé. the daughter of Herodias, who is said to have danced for Herod Antipas and so pleased him that he granted her mother’s request for the head of John the Baptist. Matt. 14:6–11 (not mentioned by name here). 2. (italics) a one-act opera (1905) by Richard Strauss based on a drama by […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. salinometer.
noun 1. Haym [hahym] /haɪm/ (Show IPA), 1740?–85, American financier and patriot, born in Poland.