(Ed"does) n. pl. (Bot.) The tubers of Colocasia antiquorum. See Taro.
(Ed"dy) n.; pl. Eddies [Prob. fr. Icel. iða; cf. Icel. pref. ið- back, AS. ed-, OS. idug-, OHG. ita-;
1. A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.
2. A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.Dryden.
Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play.Addison.
Used also adjectively; as, eddy winds. Dryden.
(Ed"dy), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Eddied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eddying.] To move as an eddy, or as in
an eddy; to move in a circle.
Eddying round and round they sink.Wordsworth.
(Ed"dy), v. t. To collect as into an eddy. [R.]
The circling mountains eddy inThomson.
From the bare wild the dissipated storm.
(||E"del*weiss) n. [G., fr. edel noble + weiss white.] (Bot.) A little, perennial, white, woolly
plant growing at high elevations in the Alps.
(E*de"ma) n. [NL.] (Med.) Same as dema.
(E*de"ma*tous or E*de"ma*tose`) , a. (Med.) Same as dematous.
(E"den) n. [Heb. eden delight, pleasure; also, a place of pleasure, Eden.] The garden where
Adam and Eve first dwelt; hence, a delightful region or residence.
(E*den"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Eden; paradisaic. "Edenic joys." Mrs. Browning.
(E"den*ite) n. [From Edenville, N. Y.] (Min.) A variety of amphibole. See Amphibole.
(E"den*ized) a. Admitted to a state of paradisaic happiness. [R.] Davies (Wit's Pilgr. ).
(E*den"tal) a. See Edentate, a. n. (Zoöl.) One of the Edentata.
(E*den"tal*ous) a. See Edentate, a.
(||E`den*ta"ta) n. pl. [NL., neut. pl. from L. edentatus, p. p. of edentare to render toothless;
e out + dens, dentis, tooth.] (Zoöl.) An order of mammals including the armadillos, sloths, and anteaters;
called also Bruta. The incisor teeth are rarely developed, and in some groups all the teeth are lacking.
1. Destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf.
2. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Edentata.
(E*den"tate) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Edentata.
(E*den`ta*ted) a. Same as Edentate, a.