Acton means: A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.
Aketon means: See Acton.
Aston means: Alt. of Astone
Astrophyton means: A genus of ophiurans having the arms much branched.
Asyndeton means: A figure which omits the connective; as, I came, I saw, I conquered. It stands opposed to polysyndeton.
Automaton means: Any thing or being regarded as having the power of spontaneous motion or action.
Automaton means: A self-moving machine, or one which has its motive power within itself; -- applied chiefly to machines which appear to imitate spontaneously the motions of living beings, such as men, birds, etc.
Bachelor's button means: A plant with flowers shaped like buttons; especially, several species of Ranunculus, and the cornflower (Centaures cyanus) and globe amaranth (Gomphrena).
Badminton means: A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
Badminton means: A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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