Maccabean means: Of or pertaining to Judas Maccabeus or to the Maccabees; as, the Maccabean princes; Maccabean times.
Maccabees means: The name given later times to the Asmonaeans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV., 168-161 B. C., which led to a period of freedom for Israel.
Maccabees means: The name of two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes, and which are received as canonical books in the Roman Catholic Church, but are included in the Apocrypha by Protestants. Also applied to three books, two of which are found in some MSS. of the Septuagint.
Maccaboy means: Alt. of Maccoboy
Maccoboy means: A kind of snuff.
Macco means: A gambling game in vogue in the eighteenth century.
Mace means: A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains.
Mace means: A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.
Mace means: A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; -- used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor.
Mace means: A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his authority.
Zyophyte means: Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. Oophyte.
Zygomorphous means: Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.
Zygomorphic means: Alt. of Zygomorphous
Zygomatic means: Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.
Zygoma means: The whole zygomatic arch.
Zygoma means: The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
Zygoma means: The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.
Zygodactylous means: Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.
Zygodactylic means: Alt. of Zygodactylous
Zygodactyli means: Same as Scansores.
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