Bother to Bouk
(Both"er) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bothered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bothering.] [Cf. Ir. buaidhirt trouble,
buaidhrim I vex.] To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
The imperative is sometimes used as an exclamation mildly imprecatory.
(Both"er), v. i. To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
Without bothering about it.
(Both"er), n. One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty
trouble; as, to be in a bother.
(Both`er*a"tion) n. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
(Both"er*er) n. One who bothers.
(Both"er*some) a. Vexatious; causing bother; causing trouble or perplexity; troublesome.
(Both"-hands`) n. A factotum. [R.]
He is his master's both-hands, I assure you.
(Both"ie) n. Same as Bothy. [Scot.]
(Both"ni*an Both"nic) a. Of or pertaining to Bothnia, a country of northern Europe, or to a gulf
of the same name which forms the northern part of the Baltic sea.
(||Both*ren"chy*ma) n. [Gr. pit + something poured in. Formed like parenchyma.]
(Bot.) Dotted or pitted ducts or vessels forming the pores seen in many kinds of wood.
(Both"y Booth"y) n.; pl. -ies [Scottish. Cf. Booth.] A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude
hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth. [Scot.]
(||Bo`to*cu"dos) n. pl. [Pg. botoque stopple. So called because they wear a wooden plug
in the pierced lower lip.] A Brazilian tribe of Indians, noted for their use of poisons; also called Aymborés.
(Bo" tree`) (Bot.) The peepul tree; esp., the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon,
grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to
have become Buddha.
The sacred bo tree of the Buddhists (Ficus religiosa), which is planted close to every temple, and attracts
almost as much veneration as the status of the god himself. . . . It differs from the banyan (Ficus Indica)
by sending down no roots from its branches.
(Bot"ry*o*gen) n. [Gr. cluster of grapes + -gen.] (Min.) A hydrous sulphate of iron of a
deep red color. It often occurs in botryoidal form.
(Bot"ry*oid Bot`ry*oid"al) a. cluster of grapes + -oid.]> Having the form of a bunch of grapes; like
a cluster of grapes, as a mineral presenting an aggregation of small spherical or spheroidal prominences.
(Bot"ry*o*lite) n. [Gr. cluster of grapes + -lite.] (Min.) A variety of datolite, usually having a
(Bot"ry*ose`) a. (Bot.) (a) Having the form of a cluster of grapes. (b) Of the racemose or
acropetal type of inflorescence. Gray.