a fabric woven with alternate stripes of coarse cotton and silk, usually cream-colored.
a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.
. . (lowercase) a pirate. (lowercase) . a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc. Historical Examples There is probably no more thrilling or exact an account of the Algerine slavery than he has given in “Don Quixote.” Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Our larboard bow-chaser was […]
a male given name: from an Old North French word meaning “whiskered.”. Historical Examples He didn’t look a bit like a preacher, and he said his name was Algernon. Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper “Yes, there can be no objection to your going,” answered Algernon. Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston Algernon was at […]
sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia. noun (physiol) the capacity to feel pain algesia al·ge·si·a (āl-jē’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Hypersensitivity to pain. Also called algesthesia.