Chive to Choke
(Chive) n. (Bot.) A filament of a stamen. [Obs.]
(Chive) n. [F. cive, fr. L. cepa, caepa, onion. Cf. Cives, Cibol.] (Bot.) A perennial plant (Allium
Schnoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc. [Written also cive.]
(Chiv"y) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chivied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chivying.] [Cf. Chevy.] To goad, drive,
hunt, throw, or pitch. [Slang, Eng.] Dickens.
(Chlam"y*date) a. [L. chlamydatus dressed in a military cloak. See Chlamys.] (Zoöl.)
Having a mantle; applied to certain gastropods.
(Chlam"y*phore) n. [Gr. cloak + to bear.] (Zoöl.) A small South American edentate (Chlamyphorus
truncatus, and C. retusus) allied to the armadillo. It is covered with a leathery shell or coat of mail,
like a cloak, attached along the spine.
(||Chla"mys) n.; pl. E. Chlamyses L. Chlamydes [L., from Gr. .] A loose and flowing outer
garment, worn by the ancient Greeks; a kind of cloak.
(||Chlo*as"ma) n. [Gr. to be green.] (Med.) A cutaneous affection characterized by yellow
or yellowish brown pigmented spots.
(Chlo"ral) n. [Chlorine + alcohol.]
1. (Chem.) A colorless oily liquid, CCl3.CHO, of a pungent odor and harsh taste, obtained by the action
of chlorine upon ordinary or ethyl alcohol.
2. (Med.) Chloral hydrate.
Chloral hydrate, a white crystalline substance, obtained by treating chloral with water. It produces
sleep when taken internally or hypodermically; called also chloral.
(Chlo"ral*am`ide) n. [Chloral + amide.] (Chem.) A compound of chloral and formic amide
used to produce sleep.
(Chlo"ral*ism) n. (Med.) A morbid condition of the system resulting from excessive use of
(Chlor`al"um) n. [Chlorine + aluminium.] An impure aqueous solution of chloride of aluminium,
used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
(Chlor`an"il) n. [Chlorine + aniline.] (Chem.) A yellow crystalline substance, C6Cl4.O2, regarded
as a derivative of quinone, obtained by the action of chlorine on certain benzene derivatives, as aniline.
(Chlo"rate) n. [Cf. F. chlorate. See Chlorine.] (Chem.) A salt of chloric acid; as, chlorate of
(Chlor`au"rate) n. [Chlorine + aurate.] (Chem.) See Aurochloride.
(Chlor`hy"dric) a. [Chlorine + hydrogen + -ic.] (Chem.) Same as Hydrochloric.
(Chlor`hy"drin) n. (Chem.) One of a class of compounds formed from certain polybasic
alcohols (and especially glycerin) by the substitution of chlorine for one or more hydroxyl groups.
Chloric ether (Chem.), ethylene dichloride. See Dutch liquid, under Dutch.
(Chlo"ric) a. [From Chlorine.] Pertaining to, or obtained from, chlorine; said of those compounds
of chlorine in which this element has a valence of five, or the next to its highest; as, chloric acid, HClO3.