(||Du*e"lo) n. [It. See Duel.] A duel; also, the rules of dueling. [Obs.] Shak.
(||Du*e"ña) n. [Sp.] See Doña.
(Due"ness) n. Quality of being due; debt; what is due or becoming. T. Goodwin.
(Du*en"na) n.; pl. Duennas [Sp. dueña, doña, fr. L. domina. See Dame.]
1. The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain. Brande.
2. An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge
over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family. Brande & C.
3. Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess. Arbuthnot.
(Du*et") n. [Duetto.] (Mus.) A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.
(||Du`et*ti"no) n. [It ., dim. fr. duetto a duet.] A duet of short extent and concise form.
(||Du*et"to) n. [It., fr. It & L. duo two. See Two.] See Duet.
(Duff) n. [From OE. dagh. &radic67. See Dough.]
1. Dough or paste. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
2. A stiff flour pudding, boiled in a bag; a term used especially by seamen; as, plum duff.
(Duf"fel) n. [D. duffel, from Duffel, a town not far from Antwerp.] A kind of coarse woolen cloth,
having a thick nap or frieze. [Written also duffle.]
Good duffel gray and flannel fine.Wordsworth.
1. A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat.
[Slang, Eng.] Halliwell.
2. A stupid, awkward, inefficient person.[Slang]
(Duf"fle) n. See Duffel.
(Du*fren"ite) n. [From ierre Armand Dufrénoy, a French geologist.] (Min.) A mineral of a
blackish green color, commonly massive or in nodules. It is a hydrous phosphate of iron.
(Dug) n. [Akin to Sw. dägga to suckle Dan. dægge, and prob. to Goth. daddjan. &radic66.] A
teat, pap, or nipple; formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast.
With mother's dug between its lips.Shak.
(Dug), imp. & p. p. of Dig.
(Du*gong") n. [Malayan dyng, or Javan. duyung.] (Zoöl.) An aquatic herbivorous mammal
(Halicore dugong), of the order Sirenia, allied to the manatee, but with a bilobed tail. It inhabits the Red
Sea, Indian Ocean, East Indies, and Australia. [Written also duyong.]