Words starting with x

Words and definitions

Meaning of Xeraphim

Xeraphim means: An old money of account in Bombay, equal to three fifths of a rupee.

Meaning of Xeres

Xeres means: Sherry. See Sherry.

Meaning of Xerif

Xerif means: A shereef.

Meaning of Xeriff

Xeriff means: A gold coin formerly current in Egypt and Turkey, of the value of about 9s. 6d., or about $2.30; -- also, in Morocco, a ducat.

Meaning of Xeroderma

Xeroderma means: Ichthyosis.

Meaning of Xeroderma

Xeroderma means: A skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin.

Meaning of Xeronate

Xeronate means: A salt of xeronic acid.

Meaning of Xeronic

Xeronic means: Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C8H12O4, related to fumaric acid, and obtained from citraconic acid as an oily substance having a bittersweet taste; -- so called from its tendency to form its anhydride.

Meaning of Xerophagy

Xerophagy means: Among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry food in Lent and on other fasts.

Meaning of Xerophilous

Xerophilous means: Drought-loving; able withstand the absence or lack of moisture.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zufolo

Zufolo means: A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.

Meaning of Zuchetto

Zuchetto means: A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.

Meaning of Zuche

Zuche means: A stump of a tree.

Meaning of Zubr

Zubr means: The aurochs.

Meaning of Zoutch

Zoutch means: To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.

Meaning of Zounds

Zounds means: An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.

Meaning of Zosterops

Zosterops means: A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.

Meaning of Zostera

Zostera means: A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.

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