2. A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an
3. (Bot.) The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, as the down of the thistle.
4. (Zoöl.) A kind of ape.
(E*grette") n. [See Aigrette.] Same as Egret, n., 2.
(Eg"ri*mo*ny) [Corrupted fr. agrimony.] (Bot.) The herb agrimony. [Obs.]
(Eg"ri*mo*ny), n. [L. aegrimonia.] Sorrow. [Obs.]
(E"gri*ot) n. [F. aigrette, griotte, formerly agriote; cf. aigre sour.] A kind of sour cherry. Bacon.
(E"gri*tude) n. [L. aegritudo, fr. aeger sick.] Sickness; ailment; sorrow. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot.
Egyptian bean. (Bot.) (a) The beanlike fruit of an aquatic plant (Nelumbium speciosum), somewhat
resembling the water lily. (b) See under Bean, 1. Egyptian cross. See Illust. (No. 6) of Cross.
Egyptian thorn (Bot.), a medium-sized tree It is one of the chief sources of the best gum arabic.
(E*gyp"tian) a. [L. Aegyptius, Gr. fr. (L. Aegyptus) Egypt: cf. F. égyptien. Cf. Gypsy.] Pertaining
to Egypt, in Africa.
1. A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the Egyptian language.
2. A gypsy. [Obs.] Shak.
(E"gypt*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Egyptized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Egyptizing ] To give an Egyptian
character or appearance to. Fairbairn.
(E`gyp*tol"o*ger E`gyp*tol"o*gist) n. One skilled in the antiquities of Egypt; a student of
(E*gyp`to*log"ic*al) a. Of, pertaining to, or devoted to, Egyptology.
(E`gyp*tol"o*gy) n. [Egypt + -logy.] The science or study of Egyptian antiquities, esp. the
(Eh) interj. [OE. ei, ey.] An expression of inquiry or slight surprise.
(Eh"lite) n. [From Ehl near Linz, where it occurs.] (Min.) A mineral of a green color and pearly
luster; a hydrous phosphate of copper.
Eider down. [Cf. Icel. æðardun, Sw. eiderdun, Dan. ederduun.] Down of the eider duck, much sought
after as an article of luxury.
(Ei"der) n. [Of Scand. origin, cf. Icel ær; akin to Sw. eider, Dan. ederfugl.] (Zoöl.) Any species
of sea duck of the genus Somateria, esp. Somateria mollissima, which breeds in the northern parts
of Europe and America, and lines its nest with fine down (taken from its own body) which is an article of
commerce; called also eider duck. The American eider (S. Dresseri), the king eider and the spectacled
eider (Arctonetta Fischeri) are related species.
(Ei"do*graph) n. [Gr. form + graph.] An instrument for copying drawings on the same or a
different scale; a form of the pantograph.