(Eu"pho*ny) n.; pl. Euphonies [L. euphonia, Gr. fr. sweet-voiced; e'y^ well + sound, voice; akin
to to speak: cf. F. euphonie.] A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a
pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.
(||Eu*phor"bi*a) n. [NL., fr. L. euphorbea. See Euphorrium.] (Bot.) Spurge, or bastard
spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid,
milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic
(Eu*phor`bi*a"ceous Eu*phor"bi*al) a. (Bot.) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia
(Eu*phor"bin, Eu*phor"bine) n. (Med.) A principle, or mixture of principles, derived from
various species of Euphorbia.
(Eu*phor"bi*um) n. [NL., fr. L. euphorbeum, from Gr. so called after Euphorbus, a
Greek physician.] (Med.) An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly
by the African Euphorbia resinifera. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in
its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.
(Eu"pho*tide) n. [Gr. e'y^ well + light. So called because of its pleasing combination of
white and green.] (Min.) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; sometimes
(Eu"phra*sy) n. [NL. euphrasia, fr. Gr. e'yfrasi`a delight, fr. e'yfrai`nein to delight; e'y^ well
+ frh`n heart, mind: cf. LL. eufrasia, F. eufraise.] (Bot.) The plant eyebright formerly regarded as
beneficial in disorders of the eyes.
Then purged with euphrasy and rueMilton.
The visual nerve, for he had much to see.
(Eu"phroe) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of
the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up. [Written also uphroe and uvrou.] Knight.
(Eu"phu*ism) n. [Gr. e'yfyh`s well grown, graceful; e'y^ well + fyh` growth, fr. fy`ein to
grow. This affected style of conversation and writing, fashionable for some time in the court of Elizabeth,
had its origin from the fame of Lyly's books, "Euphues, or the Anatomy of Wit," and "Euphues and his
England."] (Rhet.) An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.
(Eu"phu*ist), n. One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; applied
esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits
and high-flown diction.
(Eu`phu*is"tic) a. Belonging to the euphuists, or euphuism; affectedly refined.
(Eu"phu*ize) v. t. To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.
(Eu"pi*one) n. [Gr. very fat; e'y^ well + fat.] (Chem.) A limpid, oily liquid obtained by the
destructive distillation of various vegetable and animal substances; specifically, an oil consisting largely
of the higher hydrocarbons of the paraffin series. [Written also eupion.]
(Eu*pit"tone) n. [Pref. eu- + pittacal + -one.] (Chem.) A yellow, crystalline substance,
resembling aurin, and obtained by the oxidation of pittacal; called also eupittonic acid. [Written also
(Eu`pit*ton"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, eupittone.