Eureka to Evanishment
(||Eu*re"ka) [Gr. I have found, perfect indicative of to find.] The exclamation attributed to Archimedes,
who is said to have cried out "Eureka! eureka!" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering
a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression
of triumph concerning a discovery.
(Eu*rhip`i*du"rous) a. [Gr. well + a fan + a tail.] (Zoöl.) Having a fanlike tail; belonging to
the Eurhipiduræ, a division of Aves which includes all living birds.
(Eu"ri*pize) v. t. [See Euripus.] To whirl hither and thither. [Obs.]
(Eu*ri"pus) n. [L., fr. Gr. well + a rushing motion.] A strait; a narrow tract of water, where the
tide, or a current, flows and reflows with violence, as the ancient frith of this name between Euba and
Botia. Hence, a flux and reflux. Burke.
(Eu"rite) n. [Cf. F. eurite.] (Min.) A compact feldspathic rock; felsite. See Felsite.
(Eu*rit"ic) a. Of or relating to eurite.
(Eu*roc"ly*don) n. [NL., fr. Gr. the southeast wind + wave, billow; according to another reading,
i. e. a north-east wind, as in the Latin Vulgate Euro-aquilo.] A tempestuous northeast wind which
blows in the Mediterranean. See Levanter.
A tempestuous wind called Euroclydon.Acts xxvii. 14.
On the European plan, having rooms to let, and leaving it optional with guests whether they will take
meals in the house; said of hotels. [U. S.]
(Eu`ro*pe"an) a. [L. europeaus, Gr. fr. Gr. (L. europa.)] Of or pertaining to Europe, or to
(Eu`ro*pe"an), n. A native or an inhabitant of Europe.
(Eu`ro*pe"an*ize) v. t. To cause to become like the Europeans in manners or character; to
habituate or accustom to European usages.
A state of society . . . changed and Europeanized.Lubbock.
(||Eu"rus) n. [L., gr. .] The east wind.
(||Eu*ry"a*le) n. [NL., fr. Euryale, one of the Gorgons.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of water lilies, growing in India and China. The only species (E. ferox) is very prickly
on the peduncles and calyx. The rootstocks and seeds are used as food.
2. (Zoöl) A genus of ophiurans with much-branched arms.
(||Eu`ry*al"i*da) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A tribe of Ophiuroidea, including the genera Euryale, Astrophyton,
etc. They generally have the arms branched. See Astrophyton.
(Eu*ryc"er*ous) a. [Gr. broad + ke`ras horn.] (Zoöl.) Having broad horns.
(Eu*ryp"ter*oid) a. [Eurypterus + -oid.] (Paleon.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Euryperus.
(||Eu*ryp`te*roi"de*a) n. pl. [NL. See Eurypteroid.] (Paleont.) An extinct order of Merostomata,
of which the genus Eurypterus is the type. They are found only in Paleozoic rocks. [Written also Eurypterida.]