sides of the head, golden yellow, and the top of the head and upper part of the back brown. Called also
proboscis monkey. [Written also kaha.]
1. (Bot.) A kind of headless cabbage. Same as Kale, 1.
2. Any cabbage, greens, or vegetables. [OE. or Scot.]
3. A broth made with kail or other vegetables; hence, any broth; also, a dinner. [Scot.]
Kail yard, a kitchen garden. [Scot.]
(||Kai`ma*cam") n. Same as Caimacam.
(Kain) n. (Scots Law) Poultry, etc., required by the lease to be paid in kind by a tenant to his
(Kai"nit) n. [Trade name, fr. kainite.] Salts of potassium used in the manufacture of fertilizers.
(Kai"nite) n. (Min.) A compound salt consisting chiefly of potassium chloride and magnesium
sulphate, occurring at the Stassfurt salt mines in Prussian Saxony.
(Kai`no*zo"ic) a. See Cenozoic.
(Ka*ique") n. (Naut.) See Caique.
(Kai"rine) n. (Chem.) A pale buff or white crystalline alkaloid derived from quinoline, and used
as an antipyretic in medicine.
(Kai`ro*line) n. (Chem.) An organic base obtained from quinoline. It is used as a febrifuge,
and resembles kairine.
(Kai"ser) n. [Gr., fr. L. Caesar. Cf. Kesar, and Czar.] The ancient title of emperors of Germany
assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871.
(Ka"ka) n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zoöl.) A New Zealand parrot of the
genus Nestor, especially the brown parrot
The mountain kaka, or kea (N. notabilis), is remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous habits.
It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes doing great damage.
Night kaka. (Zoöl.) The kakapo.
(Ka`ka*po") n. (Zoöl.) A singular nocturnal parrot native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during
the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large
wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also owl parrot, night parrot, and night kaka.
(Kak`a*ral"li) n. A kind of wood common in Demerara, durable in salt water, because not subject
to the depredations of the sea worm and barnacle.
(Kak`is*toc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. ka`kistos worst + kratei^n to rule.] Government by the worst
(Ka*kox"ene) n. See Cacoxene.
(Ka*lan") n. (Zoöl.) The sea otter.
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd,
and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.