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  • English Word Kaique Definition See Caique.
  • English Word Kairine Definition A pale buff or white crystalline alkaloid derived from quinoline, and used as an antipyretic in medicine.
  • English Word Kairoline Definition An organic base obtained from quinoline. It is used as a febrifuge, and resembles kairine.
  • English Word Kaiser Definition The ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871.
  • English Word Kaka Definition A New Zealand parrot of the genus Nestor, especially the brown parrot (Nestor meridionalis).
  • English Word Kakapo Definition A singular nocturnal parrot (Strigops habroptilus), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also owl parrot, night parrot, and night kaka.
  • English Word Kakaralli Definition A kind of wood common in Demerara, durable in salt water, because not subject to the depredations of the sea worm and barnacle.
  • English Word Kakistocracy Definition Government by the worst men.
  • English Word Kakoxene Definition See Cacoxene.
  • English Word Kalan Definition The sea otter.
  • English Word Kalasie Definition A long-tailed monkey of Borneo (Semnopithecus rubicundus). It has a tuft of long hair on the head.
  • English Word Kale Definition A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species.
  • English Word Kale Definition See Kail, 2.
  • English Word Kaleege Definition One of several species of large, crested, Asiatic pheasants, belonging to the genus Euplocamus, and allied to the firebacks.
  • English Word Kaleidophon Definition Alt. of Kaleidophone
  • English Word Kaleidophone Definition An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, consisting of a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin plate, for making visible, in the motion of a point of light reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding with the musical notes produced by the vibrations.
  • English Word Kaleidoscope Definition An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of design.
  • English Word Kaleidoscopic Definition Alt. of Kaleidoscopical
  • English Word Kaleidoscopical Definition Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.
  • English Word Kalendar Definition See Calendar.
  • English Word Kalendarial Definition See Calendarial.
  • English Word Kalender Definition See 3d Calender.
  • English Word Kalends Definition Same as Calends.
  • English Word Kali Definition The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.
  • English Word Kali Definition The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga, Anna Purna.
  • English Word Kali Definition The glasswort (Salsola Kali).
  • English Word Kalif Definition See Caliph.
  • English Word Kaliform Definition Formed like kali, or glasswort.
  • English Word Kaligenous Definition Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.
  • English Word Kalium Definition Potassium; -- so called by the German chemists.