Bilious temperament. See Temperament.

(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.

(Bilk), n.

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.

Bilinguar to Bimetallist

(Bi*lin"guar) a. See Bilingual.

(Bi*lin"guist) n. One versed in two languages.

(Bi*lin"guous) a. [L. bilinguis.] Having two tongues, or speaking two languages. [Obs.]

(Bil"ious) a. [L. biliosus, fr. bilis bile.]

1. Of or pertaining to the bile.

2. Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with an excess of bile; as, a bilious patient; dependent on, or characterized by, an excess of bile; as, bilious symptoms.

3. Choleric; passionate; ill tempered. "A bilious old nabob." Macaulay.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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