Words starting with r

Words and definitions

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: Belonging to, or proceeding from, the root of a plant; as, radical tubers or hairs.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: Proceeding from a rootlike stem, or one which does not rise above the ground; as, the radical leaves of the dandelion and the sidesaddle flower.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: Relating, or belonging, to the root, or ultimate source of derivation; as, a radical verbal form.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: Of or pertaining to a radix or root; as, a radical quantity; a radical sign. See below.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: A primitive word; a radix, root, or simple, underived, uncompounded word; an etymon.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: A primitive letter; a letter that belongs to the radix.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: One who advocates radical changes in government or social institutions, especially such changes as are intended to level class inequalities; -- opposed to conservative.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: A characteristic, essential, and fundamental constituent of any compound; hence, sometimes, an atom.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: Specifically, a group of two or more atoms, not completely saturated, which are so linked that their union implies certain properties, and are conveniently regarded as playing the part of a single atom; a residue; -- called also a compound radical. Cf. Residue.

Meaning of Radical

Radical means: A radical quantity. See under Radical, a.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zinziberaceous

Zinziberaceous means: Same as Zingiberaceous.

Meaning of Zinsang

Zinsang means: The delundung.

Meaning of Zinnwaldite

Zinnwaldite means: A kind of mica containing lithium, often associated with tin ore.

Meaning of Zinnia

Zinnia means: Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.

Meaning of Zinky

Zinky means: See Zincky.

Meaning of Zinkenite

Zinkenite means: A steel-gray metallic mineral, a sulphide of antimony and lead.

Meaning of Zink

Zink means: See Zinc.

Meaning of Zingiberaceous

Zingiberaceous means: Of or pertaining to ginger, or to a tribe (Zingibereae) of endogenous plants of the order Scitamineae. See Scitamineous.

Meaning of Zingel

Zingel means: A small, edible, freshwater European perch (Aspro zingel), having a round, elongated body and prominent snout.

Meaning of Zingaro

Zingaro means: A gypsy.

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