(Di*tro"chee) n. [L. ditrochaeus, Gr. di- = di`s- twice + trochee.] (Pros.) A double trochee; a
foot made up of two trochees.
(Dit"ro*ite) n. [Named from Ditro in Transylvania.] (Min.) An igneous rock composed of orthoclase,
elæolite, and sodalite.
(Ditt) n. See Dit, n., 2. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Dit*tan"der) n. [See Dittany.] (Bot.) A kind of peppergrass
(Dit"ta*ny) n. [OE. dytane, detane, dytan, OF. ditain, F. dictame, L. dictamnum, fr. Gr. di`ktamnon
, di`ktamnos, a plant growing in abundance on Mount Dicte in Crete. Cf. Dittander.] (Bot.) (a) A
plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete. (b) The Dictamnus Fraxinella. See
Dictamnus. (c) In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family.
(Dit"tied) a. [From Ditty.] Set, sung, or composed as a ditty; usually in composition.
Who, with his soft pipe, and smooth-dittied song.Milton.
(Dit"to) n.; pl. Dittos [It., detto, ditto, fr. L. dictum. See Dictum.] The aforesaid thing; the same
Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" or small marks. Used in bills, books of account,
tables of names, etc., to save repetition.
A spacious table in the center, and a variety of smaller dittos in the corners.Dickens.
(Dit"to), adv. As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.
(Dit*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. dittologi`a. Attic form of dissologi`a repetition of words: twofold + to
speak.] A double reading, or twofold interpretation, as of a Scripture text. [R.]
(Dit"ty) n.; pl. Ditties [OE. dite, OF. ditié, fr. L. dictatum, p. p. neut. of dictare to say often,
dictate, compose. See Dictate, v. t.]
1. A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme.
O, too high ditty for my simple rhyme.Spenser.
2. A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung. "Religious, martial, or civil ditties." Milton.
And to the warbling lute soft ditties sing.Sandys.
(Dit"ty), v. i. To sing; to warble a little tune.
Beasts fain would sing; birds ditty to their notes.Herbert.
(Dit"ty-bag`), n. A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; also called sailor's
(Dit"ty-box`) n. A small box to hold a sailor's thread, needless, comb, etc.
(Di*u"re*ide) n. [Di- + ureide.] (Chem.) One of a series of complex nitrogenous substances
regarded as containing two molecules of urea or their radicals, as uric acid or allantoin. Cf. Ureide.
(||Di`u*re"sis) n. [NL. See Diuretic.] (Med.) Free excretion of urine.