(Cim"bri*an) a. Of or pertaining to the Cimbri. n. One of the Cimbri. See Cimbric.
(Cim"bric) a. Pertaining to the Cimbri, an ancient tribe inhabiting Northern Germany. n.
The language of the Cimbri.
(Ci*me"li*arch) n. [L. cimeliarcha, Gr. treasurer.] A superintendent or keeper of a church's
valuables; a churchwarden. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Cim"e*ter) n. See Scimiter.
(||Ci"mex) n.; pl. Cimices [L., a bug.] (Zoöl.) A genus of hemipterous insects of which the bedbug
is the best known example. See Bedbug.
(Cim"i*a) n. (Arch.) See Cimbia.
(Ci"miss) n. [L. cimex, -icis, a bug.] (Zoöl.) The bedbug. [Obs.] Wright.
(Cim*me"ri*an) a. [L. Cimmerius.] [Written also Kimmerian.]
1. Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a fabulous people, said to have lived, in very ancient times, in profound
and perpetual darkness.
2. Without any light; intensely dark.
In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.
(Cim"o*lite) n. [Gr. (sc. ) Cimolian earth, fr. L. Cimolus, an island of the Cyclades.] (Min.) A
soft, earthy, clayey mineral, of whitish or grayish color.
(Cinch) n. [Sp. cincha, fr. L. cingere to gird.]
1. A strong saddle girth, as of canvas. [West. U. S.]
2. A tight grip. [Colloq.]
(Cin*cho"na) n. [So named from the wife of Count Chinchon, viceroy of Peru in the seventeenth
century, who by its use was freed from an intermittent fever, and after her return to Spain, contributed to
the general propagation of this remedy.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now
cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.
2. (Med.) The bark of any species of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter febrifuge
alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits' bark.
(Cin`cho*na"ceous) a. Allied or pertaining to cinchona, or to the plants that produce it.
(Cin*chon"ic) a. Belonging to, or obtained from, cinchona. Mayne.
(Cin*chon"i*dine) n. [From Cinchona.] (Chem.) One of the quinine group of alkaloids,
found especially in red cinchona bark. It is a white crystalline substance, C19H22N2O, with a bitter
taste and qualities similar to, but weaker than, quinine; sometimes called also cinchonidia.
(Cin"cho*nine) n. [From Cinchona: cf. F. cinchonine.] (Chem.) One of the quinine group
of alkaloids isomeric with and resembling cinchonidine; called also cinchonia.