Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913, 100,000 entries)
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Kaligenous Ka·lig"e·nous adjective [ Kali + -genous . See Alkali .] Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.
Kalium Ka"li·um noun [ New Latin See Kali .] (Chemistry) Potassium; -- so called by the German chemists.
Kalki Kal"ki noun [ Sanskrit ] The name of Vishnu in his tenth and last avatar. Whitworth.
Kalmia Kal"mi·a noun [ New Latin Named in honor of Peter Kalm , a Swedish botanist.] (Botany) A genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers. Called also mountain laurel , ivy bush , lamb kill , calico bush , etc.
Kalmuck Kal"muck noun 1. plural (Ethnol.) See Calmucks . 2. A kind of shaggy cloth, resembling bearskin. 3. A coarse, dyed, cotton cloth, made in Prussia.
Kalong Ka·long" noun (Zoology) A fruit bat, esp. the Indian edible fruit bat ( Pteropus edulis ).
Kaloyer Ka·loy"er noun See Caloyer .
Kalpa Kal"pa noun [ Sanskrit ] (Hind. Myth.) One of the Brahmanic eons, a period of 4,320,000,000 years. At the end of each Kalpa the world is annihilated.
Kalsomine Kal"so·mine noun & transitive verb Same as Calcimine .
Kam Kam adjective [ From Celtic; confer Gael., Ir., & W. cam . Confer Jamb , noun ] Crooked; awry. [ Obsolete] "This is clean kam ." Shak.
Kama Ka"ma noun [ Sanskrit kāma love, the god of love.] The Hindoo Cupid. He is represented as a beautiful youth, with a bow of sugar cane or flowers.
Kama Ka"ma (kä"mä) noun (Theosophy) Desire; animal passion; -- supposed to create the ka"ma ru"pa (rōpȧ) [ Sanskrit rūpa shape, image], a kind of simulacrum or astral likeness of a man which exists after his death in an invisible plane of being, called ka"ma lo"ca (lō"kȧ) [ Sanskrit lōka space, world], until the impulses which created it are exhausted and it finally fades away.
Kamala Ka·ma"la noun (Botany) The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East Indian tree ( Mallotus Philippinensis ) used for dyeing silk. It is violently emetic, and is used in the treatment of tapeworm. [ Written also kameela .]
Kame Kame noun A low ridge. [ Scot.] See Eschar .
Kami Ka"mi noun plural [ Japanese.] A title given to the celestial gods of the first mythical dynasty of Japan and extended to the demigods of the second dynasty, and then to the long line of spiritual princes still represented by the mikado.
Kamichi Ka"mi·chi noun (Zoology) A curious South American bird ( Anhima, or Palamedea, cornuta ), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese ( Anseres ). Called also horned screamer . The name is sometimes applied also to the chaja. See Chaja , and Screamer .
Kamptulicon Kamp·tu"li·con noun [ Greek ... to bend + ... material, from ... wood, matter.] A kind of elastic floor cloth, made of India rubber, gutta-percha, linseed oil, and powdered cork.
Kampylite Kam"py·lite noun [ Greek ... bent, curved, from ... to bend.] (Min.) A variety of mimetite or arseniate of lead in hexagonal prisms of a fine orange yellow. [ Written also campylite .]
Kamsin, Khamsin Kam·sin", Kham·sin" noun [ Arabic khamsīn , from khamsūn , oblique case khamsīn , fifty; -- so called because it blows for about fifty days, from April till June.] A hot southwesterly wind in Egypt, coming from the Sahara. [ Written also Khamseen .]
Kamtschadales Kam"tscha·dales noun plural (Ethnol.) An aboriginal tribe inhabiting the southern part of Kamtschatka.
Kan Kan transitive verb To know; to ken. [ Obsolete] See Ken .
Kan Kan noun See Khan .
Kanacka, Kanaka Ka·nack"a, Ka·na"ka noun [ Native name, prop., a man.] A native of the Sandwich Islands.
Kanchil Kan"chil noun [ Malay canchīl .] (Zoology) A small chevrotain of the genus Tragulus , esp. T. pygmæus , or T. kanchil , inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet. It is noted for its agility and cunning.
Kand Kand noun (Mining) Fluor spar; -- so called by Cornish miners.
Kangaroo Kan"ga·roo" noun [ Said to be the native name.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family Macropodidæ . They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and feeble. The giant kangaroo ( Macropus major ) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus , live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the genus Petrogale , inhabit rocky situations; and the brush kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus , inhabit wooded districts. See Wallaby . Kangaroo apple (Botany) , the edible fruit of the Tasmanian plant Solanum aviculare . -- Kangaroo grass (Botany) , a perennial Australian forage grass ( Anthistiria australis ). -- Kangaroo hare (Zoology) , the jerboa kangaroo. See under Jerboa . -- Kangaroo mouse . (Zoology) See Jumping mouse , under Jumping . -- Kangaroo rat (Zoology) , the potoroo.
Kansas Kan"sas noun plural (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory.
Kantian Kant"i·an adjective Of or pertaining to Immanuel Kant , the German philosopher; conformed or relating to any or all of the philosophical doctrines of Immanuel Kant.
Kantian Kant"i·an noun A follower of Kant; a Kantist.
Kantianism, Kantism Kant"i·an·ism, Kant"ism noun The doctrine or theory of Kant; the Kantian philosophy.
Kantist Kant"ist noun A disciple or follower of Kant.
Kanttry Kant"try noun Same as Cantred .
Kaolin, Kaoline Ka"o·lin, Ka"o·line noun [ Chin. kao-ling .] (Min.) A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar. » The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discoloration.
Kaolinization Ka`o·lin`i·za"tion noun The process by which feldspar is changed into kaolin.
Kaolinize Ka"o·lin·ize transitive verb To convert into kaolin.
Kapelle Ka·pel"le noun [ G.] (Mus.) A chapel; hence, the choir or orchestra of a prince's chapel; now, a musical establishment, usually orchestral. Grove.
Kapellmeister Ka·pell"meis`ter noun [ G.] (Mus.) See Capellmeister .
Kapia Ka"pi·a noun [ Native name.] (Min.) The fossil resin of the kauri tree of New Zealand.
Kapnomar Kap"no·mar noun (Chemistry) See Capnomor .
Kapok Ka·pok" noun [ Prob. from the native name.] (Botany) A silky wool derived from the seeds of Ceiba pentandra (syn. Eriodendron anfractuosum ), a bombaceous tree of the East and West Indies.
Karagane Kar"a·gane noun [ Russian karagan' ] (Zoology) A species of gray fox found in Russia.
Karaism Ka"ra·ism noun Doctrines of the Karaites.
Karaite Ka"ra·ite noun [ Hebrew qārā to read.] (Eccl. Hist.) A sect of Jews who adhere closely to the letter of the Scriptures, rejecting the oral law, and allowing the Talmud no binding authority; -- opposed to the Rabbinists .
Karakul Ka`ra·kul" noun [ Russian karakul' curly fleece of Bokhara and Khiva sheep.] Astrakhan, esp. in fine grades. Confer Caracul .
Karatas Ka·ra"tas noun (Botany) A West Indian plant of the Pineapple family ( Nidularium Karatas ).
Karma Kar"ma noun [ Sanskrit ] (Buddhism) One's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence. (Theos.) The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence.
Karmathian Kar·ma"thi·an noun One of a Mohammedan sect founded in the ninth century by Karmat.
Karn Karn noun [ Cornish. Confer Cairn .] (Mining) A pile of rocks; sometimes, the solid rock. See Cairn .
Karob Ka"rob noun [ Confer Carat .] The twenty-fourth part of a grain; -- a weight used by goldsmiths. Crabb.
Kaross Ka·ross" noun
[ Native name.] A native garment or rug of skin sewed together in the form of a square.
[ South Africa]
The wants of a native . . . are confined to a kaross (skin cloak) or some pieces of cotton cloth. James Bryce.