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  • English Word Lycanthropous Definition Lycanthropic.
  • English Word Lycanthropy Definition The supposed act of turning one's self or another person into a wolf.
  • English Word Lycanthropy Definition A kind of erratic melancholy, in which the patient imagines himself a wolf, and imitates the actions of that animal.
  • English Word Lycea Definition of Lyceum
  • English Word Lyceum Definition A place of exercise with covered walks, in the suburbs of Athens, where Aristotle taught philosophy.
  • English Word Lyceum Definition A house or apartment appropriated to instruction by lectures or disquisitions.
  • English Word Lyceum Definition A higher school, in Europe, which prepares youths for the university.
  • English Word Lyceum Definition An association for debate and literary improvement.
  • English Word Lyceums Definition of Lyceum
  • English Word Lych gate Definition See under Lich.
  • English Word Lyche Definition Like.
  • English Word Lychee Definition See Litchi.
  • English Word Lychnis Definition A genus of Old World plants belonging to the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae). Most of the species have brilliantly colored flowers and cottony leaves, which may have anciently answered as wicks for lamps. The botanical name is in common use for the garden species. The corn cockle (Lychnis Githago) is a common weed in wheat fields.
  • English Word Lychnobite Definition One who labors at night and sleeps in the day.
  • English Word Lychnoscope Definition Same as Low side window, under Low, a.
  • English Word Lycine Definition A weak base identical with betaine; -- so called because found in the boxthorn (Lycium barbarum). See Betaine.
  • English Word Lycoperdon Definition A genus of fungi, remarkable for the great quantity of spores, forming a fine dust, which is thrown out like smoke when the plant is compressed or burst; puffball.
  • English Word Lycopod Definition A plant of the genus Lycopodium.
  • English Word Lycopode Definition Same as Lycopodium powder. See under Lycopodium.
  • English Word Lycopodiaceous Definition Belonging, or relating, to the Lycopodiaceae, an order of cryptogamous plants (called also club mosses) with branching stems, and small, crowded, one-nerved, and usually pointed leaves.
  • English Word Lycopodite Definition An old name for a fossil club moss.
  • English Word Lycopodium Definition A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order Lycopodiaceae; club moss.
  • English Word Lycotropous Definition Campylotropous.
  • English Word Lyden Definition See Leden.
  • English Word Lydian Definition Of or pertaining to Lydia, a country of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants; hence, soft; effeminate; -- said especially of one of the ancient Greek modes or keys, the music in which was of a soft, pathetic, or voluptuous character.
  • English Word Lydine Definition A violet dye derived from aniline.
  • English Word Lye Definition A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.
  • English Word Lye Definition A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.
  • English Word Lye Definition A falsehood.
  • English Word Lyencephala Definition A group of Mammalia, including the marsupials and monotremes; -- so called because the corpus callosum is rudimentary.