Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Mullar noun A die, cut in intaglio, for stamping an ornament in relief, as upon metal.
[ Middle English moleyn
, Anglo-Saxon molegn
.] (Botany) Any plant of the genus Verbascum . They are tall herbs having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The common species, with densely woolly leaves, is Verbascum Thapsus . Moth mullein
. See under Moth .
-- Mullein foxglove
, an American herb ( Seymeria macrophylla ) with coarse leaves and yellow tubular flowers with a spreading border.
-- Petty mullein
, the cowslip. Dr. Prior.
1. One who, or that which, mulls. 2. A vessel in which wine, etc., is mulled over a fire.
[ Middle English mullen
to pulverize, bruise; confer Icelandic mylja
; probably akin to English mold
soil. See Mold
soil, and confer Mull
dirt.] A stone or thick lump of glass, or kind of pestle, flat at the bottom, used for grinding pigments or drugs, etc., upon a slab of similar material.
[ Middle English molet
, French mulet
, from Latin mullus
.] 1. (Zoology) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; -- called also gray mullets . They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most valuable species are Mugil capito of Europe, and M. cephalus which occurs both on the European and American coasts. 2. (Zoology) Any species of the genus Mullus , or family Mullidæ ; called also red mullet , and surmullet , esp. the plain surmullet ( Mullus barbatus ), and the striped surmullet ( M. surmulletus ) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet . French mullet
. See Ladyfish (a) .
Mullet noun [ French molette .] (Her.) A star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a difference it indicates the third son.
Mullet noun [ Confer French molet a sort of pinchers.] Small pinchers for curling the hair. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Mulley, Moolley noun
[ CF. Gael. maolag
a hornless cow, maol
bald, hornless, blunt.] 1. A mulley or polled animal.
[ U. S.] 2. A cow.
[ Prov. Eng.; U.S., a child's word.]
Leave milking and dry up old mulley , thy cow. Tusser.
Mulley, Moolley adjective Destitute of horns, although belonging to a species of animals most of which have horns; hornless; polled; as, mulley cattle; a mulley (or moolley ) cow. [ U. S.] [ Written also muley .]
[ Confer Prov. English mull
to squeeze, pull about, mulling
numb or dull.] 1. A griping of the intestines; colic.
Whose dog lies sick of the mulligrubs ? Beau. & Fl. 2. Hence, sullenness; the sulks.
Mullingong noun (Zoology) See Duck mole , under Duck .
[ Written also mollingong
[ A corruption of munnion
, French moignon
stump of an amputated limb, stump, Old French moing
mutilated; confer Armor. moñ
, and also Latin mancus
maimed.] (Architecture) (a) A slender bar or pier which forms the division between the lights of windows, screens, etc. (b) An upright member of a framing. See Stile .
Mullion transitive verb To furnish with mullions; to divide by mullions.
[ From Mull
dirt: confer Scot. mulloch
, crumb. √108.] Rubbish; refuse; dirt.
All this mullok [ was] in a sieve ythrowe. Chaucer.
Mulloid (mŭl"loid) adjective [ New Latin Mullus , generic name (fr. Latin mullus surmullet) + - oid .] (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the genus Mullus , which includes the surmullet, or red mullet.
Mulmul noun A fine, soft muslin; mull.
Mulse (mŭls) noun [ Latin mulsum (sc. vinum ), from mulsus mixed with honey, honey-sweet, past participle of mulcere to sweeten, soften.] Wine boiled and mingled with honey.
Multangular adjective [ Latin multangulus ; multus much, many + angulus angle: confer French multangulaire .] Having many angles. -- Mul*tan"gu*lar*ly , adverb -- Mul*tan"gu*lar*ness , noun
+ Latin animus
mind.] Many-minded; many-sided.
The multanimous nature of the poet. J. R. Lowell.
Multarticulate adjective [ Mult- + articulate .] Having many articulations or joints.
Multeity noun [ Latin multus much, many.] Multiplicity. [ R.] Coleridge.
Multi-, Mult- [ Latin multus much.] A prefix signifying much or many ; several ; more than one ; as, multi axial, mult ocular.
Multiaxial adjective [ Multi- + axial .] (Biol.) Having more than one axis; developing in more than a single line or plain; -- opposed to monoaxial .
Multicapsular adjective [ Multi- + capsular : confer French multicapsulaire .] (Botany) Having many, or several, capsules.
Multicarinate adjective [ Multi- + carinate .] (Zoology) Many- keeled.
Multicavous adjective [ Latin multicavus ; multus much, many + cavum , cavus , a cavity, hole, from cavus hollow.] Having many cavities.
Multicellular adjective Consisting of, or having, many cells or more than one cell.
Multicentral adjective [ Multi- + central .] Having many, or several, centers; as, a multicentral cell. Multicentral development (Biol.) , growth, or development, from several centers. According as the insubordination to a single center is more or less pronounced, the resultant organism will be more or less irregular in form and may even become discontinuous.
Multicipital adjective [ Multi- + Latin caput head.] (Botany) Having many heads or many stems from one crown or root. Gray.
[ See Multi-
, and Color
.] Having many, or several, colors.
Multicostate adjective [ Multi- + costate .] Having numerous ribs, or costæ, as the leaf of a plant, or as certain shells and corals.
Multicuspid adjective [ See Multi- , and Cuspid .] Multicuspidate; -- said of teeth.
Multicuspidate adjective [ Multi- + cuspidate .] Having many cusps or points.
Multidentate adjective [ Multi- + dentate .] Having many teeth, or toothlike processes.
Multidigitate adjective [ Multi- + digitate .] Having many fingers, or fingerlike processes.
Multifaced adjective [ Multi- + face .] Having many faces.
[ Latin multifarius
much, many. Confer Bifarious
.] 1. Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
There is a multifarious artifice in the structure of the meanest animal. Dr. H. More. 2. (Botany) Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows.
Multifariously adverb With great multiplicity and diversity; with variety of modes and relations.
1. Multiplied diversity. 2. (Law) The fault of improperly uniting in one bill distinct and independent matters, and thereby confounding them. Burrill.
Multiferous adjective [ Latin multifer ; multus much, many + ferre to bear.] Bearing or producing much or many. [ R.]
Multifid adjective [ Latin multifidus ; multus much, many + findere to split: confer French multifide .] (Botany) Having many segments; cleft into several parts by linear sinuses; as, a multifid leaf or corolla.
Multiflorous adjective [ Latin multiflorus ; multus much, many + flos , floris , flower: confer French multiflore .] (Botany) Having many flowers.
.] Having many flues; as, a multiflue boiler. See Boiler .
.] (Architecture) An ornamental foliation consisting of more than five divisions or foils.
[ R.] See Foil
Multifoil adjective Having more than five divisions or foils.
Multifold adjective [ Multi- + fold .] Many times doubled; manifold; numerous.
Müllerian adjective (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Johannes Müller . Müllerian ducts (Anat.) , a pair of embryonic ducts which give rise to the genital passages in the female, but disappear in the male. -- Müllerian fibers (Anat.) , the sustentacular or connective- tissue fibers which form the framework of the retina.