Mullet Mul"let noun [ Confer French molet a sort of pinchers.] Small pinchers for curling the hair. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Mulley, Moolley Mul"ley, Mool"ley 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 Mul"ley, Mool"ley 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 .]
Mulligatawny Mul`li·ga·taw"ny noun See Mullagatawny .
Mulligrubs Mul"li·grubs noun
[ 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 Mul"lin·gong noun (Zoology) See Duck mole , under Duck . [ Written also mollingong .]
Mullion Mul"lion noun [ A corruption of munnion , French moignon stump of an amputated limb, stump, Old French moing mutilated; confer Armor. moñ , mouñ , mank , monk , 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 Mul"lion transitive verb To furnish with mullions; to divide by mullions.
Mullock Mul"lock noun
[ From Mull
dirt: confer Scot. mulloch
, crumb. √108.] Rubbish; refuse; dirt.
All this mullok [ was] in a sieve ythrowe. Chaucer.
Mulloid Mul"loid (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 Mul"mul noun A fine, soft muslin; mull.
Mulse 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.
Mult- Mult- See Multi- .
Multangular Mul·tan"gu·lar 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
Multanimous Mul·tan"i·mous adjective
+ Latin animus
mind.] Many-minded; many-sided.
The multanimous nature of the poet. J. R. Lowell.
Multarticulate Mul`tar·tic"u·late adjective [ Mult- + articulate .] Having many articulations or joints.
Multeity Mul·te"i·ty noun [ Latin multus much, many.] Multiplicity. [ R.] Coleridge.
Multi-, Mult- Mul"ti-, Mult- [ Latin multus much.] A prefix signifying much or many ; several ; more than one ; as, multi axial, mult ocular.
Multiaxial Mul`ti·ax"i·al adjective [ Multi- + axial .] (Biol.) Having more than one axis; developing in more than a single line or plain; -- opposed to monoaxial .
Multicapsular Mul`ti·cap"su·lar adjective [ Multi- + capsular : confer French multicapsulaire .] (Botany) Having many, or several, capsules.
Multicarinate Mul`ti·car"i·nate adjective [ Multi- + carinate .] (Zoology) Many- keeled.
Multicavous Mul`ti·ca"vous adjective [ Latin multicavus ; multus much, many + cavum , cavus , a cavity, hole, from cavus hollow.] Having many cavities.
Multicellular Mul`ti·cel"lu·lar adjective Consisting of, or having, many cells or more than one cell.
Multicentral Mul`ti·cen"tral 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 Mul`ti·cip"i·tal adjective [ Multi- + Latin caput head.] (Botany) Having many heads or many stems from one crown or root. Gray.
Multicolor Mul"ti·col`or adjective [ See Multi- , and Color .] Having many, or several, colors.
Multicostate Mul`ti·cos"tate adjective [ Multi- + costate .] Having numerous ribs, or costæ, as the leaf of a plant, or as certain shells and corals.
Multicuspid Mul`ti·cus"pid adjective [ See Multi- , and Cuspid .] Multicuspidate; -- said of teeth.
Multicuspidate Mul`ti·cus"pi·date adjective [ Multi- + cuspidate .] Having many cusps or points.
Multidentate Mul`ti·den"tate adjective [ Multi- + dentate .] Having many teeth, or toothlike processes.
Multidigitate Mul`ti·dig"i·tate adjective [ Multi- + digitate .] Having many fingers, or fingerlike processes.
Multifaced Mul"ti·faced` adjective [ Multi- + face .] Having many faces.
Multifarious Mul`ti·fa"ri·ous adjective
[ 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 Mul`ti·fa"ri·ous·ly adverb With great multiplicity and diversity; with variety of modes and relations.
Multifariousness Mul`ti·fa"ri·ous·ness noun 1. Multiplied diversity. 2. (Law) The fault of improperly uniting in one bill distinct and independent matters, and thereby confounding them. Burrill.
Multiferous Mul·tif"er·ous adjective [ Latin multifer ; multus much, many + ferre to bear.] Bearing or producing much or many. [ R.]
Multifid Mul"ti·fid 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 Mul`ti·flo"rous adjective [ Latin multiflorus ; multus much, many + flos , floris , flower: confer French multiflore .] (Botany) Having many flowers.
Multiflue Mul"ti·flue (mŭl"tĭ*flū) adjective [ Multi- + flue .] Having many flues; as, a multiflue boiler. See Boiler .
Multifoil Mul"ti·foil noun [ Multi- + foil .] (Architecture) An ornamental foliation consisting of more than five divisions or foils. [ R.] See Foil .
Multifoil Mul"ti·foil adjective Having more than five divisions or foils.
Multifold Mul"ti·fold adjective [ Multi- + fold .] Many times doubled; manifold; numerous.
Multiform Mul"ti·form adjective
[ Latin multiformis
much, many + forma
shape: confer French multiforme
.] Having many forms, shapes, or appearances.
A plastic and multiform unit. Hare.
Multiformity Mul`ti·form"i·ty noun [ Latin multiformitas .] The quality of being multiform; diversity of forms; variety of appearances in the same thing. Purchas.
Multiformous Mul`ti·form"ous adjective Multiform. [ Obsolete]
Multigenerous Mul`ti·gen"er·ous adjective [ Latin multigenerus ; multus + genus , generis , kind.] Having many kinds.
Multigranulate Mul`ti·gran"u·late adjective [ Multi- + granulate .] Having, or consisting of, many grains.
Multigraph Mul"ti·graph noun [ Multi- + -graph .] A combined rotary type-setting and printing machine for office use. The type is transferred semi-automatically by means of keys from a type-supply drum to a printing drum. The printing may be done by means of an inked ribbon to print "typewritten" letters, or directly from inked type or a stereotype plate, as in a printing press.
Multijugate Mul·tij"u·gate adjective Having many pairs of leaflets.
Multijugous Mul·tij"u·gous adjective [ Latin multijugus ; multus + jugum yoke.] 1. Consisting of many parts. 2. (Botany) Same as Multijugate .