Amber seed
(Am"ber seed`) Seed of the Hibiscus abelmoschus, somewhat resembling millet, brought from Egypt and the West Indies, and having a flavor like that of musk; musk seed. Chambers.

Amber tree
(Am"ber tree`) A species of Anthospermum, a shrub with evergreen leaves, which, when bruised, emit a fragrant odor.

(Ambes"-as) n. Ambs-ace. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Am"bi*dex"ter) a. [LL., fr. L. ambo both + dexter right, dextra (sc. manus) the right hand.] Using both hands with equal ease. Smollett.

(Am`bi*dex"ter), n.

1. A person who uses both hands with equal facility.

2. Hence: A double-dealer; one equally ready to act on either side in party disputes.

The rest are hypocrites, ambidexters, so many turning pictures — a lion on one side, a lamb on the other.

3. (Law) A juror who takes money from both parties for giving his verdict. Cowell.

(Am"bi*dex*ter"i*ty) n.

1. The quality of being ambidextrous; the faculty of using both hands with equal facility. Hence: Versatility; general readiness; as, ambidexterity of argumentation. Sterne.

Ignorant I was of the human frame, and of its latent powers, as regarded speed, force, and ambidexterity.
De Quincey.

2. Double-dealing. (Law) A juror's taking of money from the both parties for a verdict.

(Am`bi*dex"tral) a. Pertaining equally to the right-hand side and the left-hand side. Earle.

(Am`bi*dex"trous) a.

1. Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease. Sir T. Browne.

2. Practicing or siding with both parties.

All false, shuffling, and ambidextrous dealings.

(Am"bi*dex"trous*ly), adv. In an ambidextrous manner; cunningly.

(Am`bi*dex"trous*ness) n. The quality of being ambidextrous; ambidexterity.

(Am"bi*ent) a. [L. ambiens, p. pr. of ambire to go around; amb- + ire to go.] Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing. "Ambient air." Milton. "Ambient clouds." Pope.

(Am"bi*ent), n. Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient. Sir H. Wotton.

(Am*big"e*nous) a. [L. ambo both + genus kind.] Of two kinds. (Bot.) Partaking of two natures, as the perianth of some endogenous plants, where the outer surface is calycine, and the inner petaloid.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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