(Bil"ious*ness), n. The state of being bilious.
(Bil`i*pra"sin) n. [L. bilis bile + prasinus green.] (Physiol.) A dark green pigment found in
small quantity in human gallstones.
(Bil`i*ru"bin) n. [L. bilis biel + ruber red.] (Physiol.) A reddish yellow pigment present in
human bile, and in that from carnivorous and herbivorous animals; the normal biliary pigment.
(Bi*lit"er*al) a. [L. bis twice + littera letter.] Consisting of two letters; as, a biliteral root of a
Sanskrit verb. Sir W. Jones. n. A word, syllable, or root, consisting of two letters.
(Bi*lit"er*al*ism) n. The property or state of being biliteral.
(Bil`i*ver"din) n. [L. bilis bile + viridis green. Cf. Verdure.] (Physiol.) A green pigment
present in the bile, formed from bilirubin by oxidation.
(Bilk) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bilked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bilking.] [Origin unknown. Cf. Balk.] To frustrate
or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip
to; as, to bilk a creditor. Thackeray.
1. A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.
2. A cheat; a trick; a hoax. Hudibras.
3. Nonsense; vain words. B. Jonson.
4. A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person. Marryat.
(Bill) n. [OE. bile, bille, AS. bile beak of a bird, proboscis; cf. Ir. & Gael. bil, bile, mouth, lip,
bird's bill. Cf. Bill a weapon.] A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal. Milton.
(Bill), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Billed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Billing.]
1. To strike; to peck. [Obs.]
2. To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness. "As pigeons bill." Shak.
To bill and coo, to interchange caresses; said of doves; also of demonstrative lovers. Thackeray.