[mey-ley, mey-ley, mel-ey] /ˈmeɪ leɪ, meɪˈleɪ, ˈmɛl eɪ/
a confused hand-to-hand fight or struggle among several people.
confusion; turmoil; jumble:
the melee of Christmas shopping.
[mey-ley, mey-ley] /ˈmeɪ leɪ, meɪˈleɪ/
a group of diamonds, each weighing less than 0.25 carat.
a noisy riotous fight or brawl
1640s, from French mêlée, from Old French meslee “brawl, confused fight; mixture, blend” (12c.), noun use of fem. past participle of mesler “to mix, mingle” (see meddle). See also medley. Borrowed in Middle English as melle but lost and then reborrowed 17c.
[muh-lee-nuh] /məˈli nə/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the discharge of black, tarry, bloody stools, usually resulting from a hemorrhage in the alimentary tract. melena me·le·na (mə-lē’nə) n. The passage of black tarlike stools containing blood that has been acted on by the intestinal juices.
1. Master of Electrical Engineering.
[mel-i-tee] /ˈmɛl ɪ ti/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. one of the original three Muses, the Muse of meditation. Compare , (def 2).
[mel-i-tin] /ˈmɛl ɪ tɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. . meletin mel·e·tin (měl’ĭ-tn, -tĭn) n. See quercetin.