Filefish to Filoplumaceous
(File"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and
allied genera; so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place
(Fil"e*mot) n. See Feullemort. Swift.
(Fil"er) n. One who works with a file.
(Fil"ial) a. [L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.]
1. Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.
2. Bearing the relation of a child.
And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke.Milton.
(Fil"ial*ly) adv. In a filial manner.
(Fil"i*ate) v. t. To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between. [R.] Southey.
(Fil`i*a"tion) n. [LL. filiatio, fr. L. filius son: cf. F. filiation. See Filial.]
1. The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.
The relation of paternity and filiation.Sir M. Hale.
2. (Law) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation. Smart.
(Fil"i*beg) n. [Gael. feileadhbeag, i. e., little kilt; feileadh kilt + beag little, small; cf. filleadh a
plait, fold.] Same as Kilt. [Written also philibeg.]
(Fil"i*bus`ter) n. [Sp. flibuster, flibustero, corrupted fr. E. freebooter. See Freebooter.]
A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; originally applied to
buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the
followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua,
(Fil"i*bus*ter), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fillibustered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Filibustering.]
1. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter. Bartlett.
2. To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices. [political cant or slang, U.S.] Bartlett.
(Fil"i*bus`ter*ism) n. The characteristics or practices of a filibuster. Bartlett.
(Fil"i*cal) a. Belonging to the Filices, r ferns.
(Fi*lic"ic) a. [L. filix, -icis, a fern.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ferns; as, filicic acid.
(Fil"i*cide) n. [L. filius son, filia daughter + caedere to kill.] The act of murdering a son or a
daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.
(Fi*lic"i*form) a. [L. filix, -icis, fern + -form: cf. F. filiciforme] Shaped like a fern or like the
parts of a fern leaf. Smart.
(Fil"i*coid) a. [L. filix, -icis, fern + -oid: cf. F. filicoiïde.] (Bot.) Fernlike, either in form or in the
nature of the method of reproduction.