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Meaning of Ignis fatuus

Ignis fatuus means: A phosphorescent light that appears, in the night, over marshy ground, supposed to be occasioned by the decomposition of animal or vegetable substances, or by some inflammable gas; -- popularly called also Will-with-the-wisp, or Will-o'-the-wisp, and Jack-with-a-lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern.

Meaning of Ignis fatuus

Ignis fatuus means: Fig.: A misleading influence; a decoy.

Meaning of Ignited

Ignited means: of Ignite

Meaning of Igniting

Igniting means: of Ignite

Meaning of Ignite

Ignite means: To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.

Meaning of Ignite

Ignite means: To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.

Meaning of Ignite

Ignite means: To take fire; to begin to burn.

Meaning of Ignitible

Ignitible means: Capable of being ignited.

Meaning of Ignition

Ignition means: The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.

Meaning of Ignition

Ignition means: The state of being ignited or kindled.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zander

Zander means: A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.

Meaning of Zampogna

Zampogna means: A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.

Meaning of Zamouse

Zamouse means: A West African buffalo (Bubalus brachyceros) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also short-horned buffalo, and bush cow.

Meaning of Zamite

Zamite means: A fossil cycad of the genus Zamia.

Meaning of Zamindari

Zamindari means: The jurisdiction of a zamindar; the land possessed by a zamindar.

Meaning of Zamindary

Zamindary means: Alt. of Zamindari

Meaning of Zamindar

Zamindar means: A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue.

Meaning of Zamia

Zamia means: A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile.

Meaning of Zambo

Zambo means: The child of a mulatto and a negro; also, the child of an Indian and a negro; colloquially or humorously, a negro; a sambo.

Meaning of Zambos

Zambos means: of Zambo

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