(Bilge), v. t.
1. (Naut.) To fracture the bilge of, or stave in the bottom of (a ship or other vessel).
2. To cause to bulge.
(Bil"gy) a. Having the smell of bilge water.
Biliary calculus (Med.), a gallstone, or a concretion formed in the gall bladder or its duct.
(Bil"ia*ry) a. [L. bilis bile: cf. F. biliaire.] (Physiol.) Relating or belonging to bile; conveying bile; as,
biliary acids; biliary ducts.
(Bil`i*a"tion) n. (Physiol.) The production and excretion of bile.
(Bi*lif"er*ous) a. Generating bile.
(Bil`i*fus"cin) n. [L. bilis bile + fuscus dark.] (Physiol.) A brownish green pigment found in
human gallstones and in old bile. It is a derivative of bilirubin.
(||Bi*lim"bi ||Bi*lim"bing) n. [Malay.] The berries of two East Indian species of Averrhoa, of the
Oxalideæ or Sorrel family. They are very acid, and highly esteemed when preserved or pickled. The juice
is used as a remedy for skin diseases. [Written also blimbi and blimbing.]
(Bil"i*ment) n. A woman's ornament; habiliment. [Obs.]
(Bi"lin) n. [Cf. F. biline, from L. bilis bile.] (Physiol. Chem.) A name applied to the amorphous
or crystalline mass obtained from bile by the action of alcohol and ether. It is composed of a mixture of
the sodium salts of the bile acids.
(Bi*lin"e*ar) a. (Math.) Of, pertaining to, or included by, two lines; as, bilinear coördinates.
(Bi*lin"gual) a. [L. bilinguis; bis twice + lingua tongue, language.] Containing, or consisting
of, two languages; expressed in two languages; as, a bilingual inscription; a bilingual dictionary. Bi*lin"gual*ly,
(Bi*lin"gual*ism) n. Quality of being bilingual.
The bilingualism of King's English.
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