(||Ci`cis*be"o) n.; pl. It. Cicisbei [It.]
1. A professed admirer of a married woman; a dangler about women.
2. A knot of silk or ribbon attached to a fan, walking stick, etc. [Obs.]
(Cic"la*toun`) n. [Of. ciclaton.] A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle
Ages. [Obs.] [Written also checklaton, chekelatoun.]
His robe was of ciclatoun,
That coste many a Jane.
(Cic"u*rate) v. t. [L. cicurare to tame, fr. cicur tame.] To tame. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Cic`u*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. cicuration.] The act of taming. [Obs.] Ray.
(||Ci*cu"ta) n. [L., the poison hemlock.] (Bot.) a genus of poisonous umbelliferous plants, of
which the water hemlock or cowbane is best known.
The name cicuta is sometimes erroneously applied to Conium maculatum, or officinal hemlock.
(Cic`u*tox"in) n. (Chem.) The active principle of the water hemlock (Cicuta) extracted as a
poisonous gummy substance.
(Cid) n. [Sp., fr. Ar. seid lord.]
1. Chief or commander; in Spanish literature, a title of Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar, a champion of Christianity
and of the old Spanish royalty, in the 11th century.
2. An epic poem, which celebrates the exploits of the Spanish national hero, Ruy Diaz.
(Ci"der) n. [F. cidre, OF. sidre, fr. L. sicera a kind of strong drink, Gr. of Oriental origin; cf. Heb.
shakar to be intoxicated, shekar strong drink.] The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage,
for making vinegar, and for other purposes.
Cider was formerly used to signify the juice of other fruits, and other kinds of strong liquor, but was not
applied to wine.
Cider brandy, a kind of brandy distilled from cider. Cider mill, a mill in which cider is made.
Cider press, the press of a cider mill.
(Ci`der*ist), n. A maker of cider. [Obs.] Mortimer.
(Ci"der*kin) n. [Cider + -kin.] A kind of weak cider made by steeping the refuse pomace in
Ciderkin is made for common drinking, and supplies the place of small beer.
(||Ci`-de*vant") a. [F., hitherto, formerly.] Former; previous; of times gone by; as, a ci-devant
(||Cierge) n. [F., fr. L. cera wax.] A wax candle used in religous rites.
Cigar fish (Zoöl.), a fish allied to the mackerel, found on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
(Ci*gar") n. [Sp. cigarro, orig., a kind of tobacco in the island of Cuba: cf. F. cigare.] A small
roll of tobacco, used for smoking.