Electric aura, a supposed electric fluid, emanating from an electrified body, and forming a mass surrounding it, called the electric atmosphere. See Atmosphere, 2.

(Au"ral) a. [L. aura air.] Of or pertaining to the air, or to an aura.

(Au"ral), a. [L. auris ear.] Of or pertaining to the ear; as, aural medicine and surgery.

(Au*ran`ti*a"ceous) a. Pertaining to, or resembling, the Aurantiaceæ, an order of plants of which the orange is the type.

(Au"rate) n. [L. auratus, p. p. of aurare to gild, fr. aurum gold: cf. F. aurate.] (Chem.) A combination of auric acid with a base; as, aurate or potassium.

(Au"ra*ted) a. [See Aurate.]

1. Resembling or containing gold; gold-colored; gilded.

2. (Chem.) Combined with auric acid.

(Au"ra*ted) a. Having ears. See Aurited.

(Au"re*ate) a. [L. aureatus, fr. aureus golden, fr. aurum gold.] Golden; gilded. Skelton.

(||Au*re"li*a) n. [NL., fr. L. aurum gold: cf. F. aurélie. Cf. Chrysalis.] (Zoöl.) (a) The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a brilliant golden color, as that of some of the butterflies. (b) A genus of jellyfishes. See Discophora.

(Au*re"li*an) a. Of or pertaining to the aurelia.

(Au*re"li*an), n. An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.

(||Au*re"o*la Au"re*ole) n. [F. auréole, fr. L. aureola, (fem adj.) of gold dim. of aureus. See Aureate, Oriole.]

1. (R. C. Theol.) A celestial crown or accidental glory added to the bliss of heaven, as a reward to those (as virgins, martyrs, preachers, etc.) who have overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.

2. The circle of rays, or halo of light, with which painters surround the figure and represent the glory of Christ, saints, and others held in special reverence.

Limited to the head, it is strictly termed a nimbus; when it envelops the whole body, an aureola. Fairholt.

3. A halo, actual or figurative.

The glorious aureole of light seen around the sun during total eclipses.

The aureole of young womanhood.
O. W. Holmes.

(||Au"ra) n.; pl. Auræ [L. aura air, akin to Gr. .]

1. Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.

2. (Med.) The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics.

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