(Ka*leege") n. (Zoöl.) One of several species of large, crested, Asiatic pheasants, belonging to
the genus Euplocamus, and allied to the firebacks.
(Ka*lei"do*phon Ka*lei"do*phone) (Physics.) An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone,
consisting of a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin plate, for making visible, in the motion
of a point of light reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding with the musical notes
produced by the vibrations.
(Ka*lei"do*scope) n. [Gr. beautiful + form + -scope.] An instrument invented by Sir
David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged
that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and symmetrical
forms. It has been much employed in arts of design.
Shifting like the fragments of colored glass in the kaleidoscope.G. W. Cable.
(Ka*lei`do*scop"ic Ka*lei`do*scop"ic*al) a. Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.
(Kal"en*dar) n. See Calendar.
(Kal`en*da"ri*al) a. See Calendarial.
(Kal"en*der) n. See 3d Calender.
(Kal"ends) n. Same as Calends.
(||Ka"li) n. [Skr. kali.] (Hind. Cosmog.) The last and worst of the four ages of the world; considered
to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.
(||Ka"li), n. [Skr. kali.] (Hind. Myth.) The black, destroying goddess; called also Doorga, Anna
(Ka"li) n. [Ar. qali. See Alkali.] (Bot.) The glasswort (Salsola Kali).
(Ka"lif) n. See Caliph.
(Ka"li*form) a. [Kali + - form.] Formed like kali, or glasswort.
(Ka*lig"e*nous) a. [Kali + -genous. See Alkali.] Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some
(Ka"li*um) n. [NL. See Kali.] (Chem.) Potassium; so called by the German chemists.
(||Kal"ki) n. [Skr.] The name of Vishnu in his tenth and last avatar. Whitworth.