Aground means: On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground.
Agroupment means: See Aggroupment.
Ailuroidea means: A group of the Carnivora, which includes the cats, civets, and hyenas.
Airometer means: A hollow cylinder to contain air. It is closed above and open below, and has its open end plunged into water.
Albatross means: A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere.
Albuminiferous means: Supplying albumen.
Albuminiparous means: Producing albumin.
Alectoromachy means: Cockfighting.
Alectoromancy means: See Alectryomancy.
Alembroth means: The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant.
Zirconia means: The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.
Zirconate means: A salt of zirconic acid.
Zircona means: Zirconia.
Zircon means: A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or gray color. It consists of silica and zirconia. A red variety, used as a gem, is called hyacinth. Colorless, pale-yellow or smoky-brown varieties from Ceylon are called jargon.
Zircofluoride means: A double fluoride of zirconium and hydrogen, or some other positive element or radical; as, zircofluoride of sodium.
Zirco- means: A combining form (also used adjectively) designating zirconium as an element of certain double compounds; zircono-; as in zircofluoric acid, sodium zircofluoride.
Ziphioid means: See Xiphioid.
Zion means: The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
Zion means: Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
Zion means: A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
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