Sea kale(Bot.), a European cruciferous herb often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage.

(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 Purna.

(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 metals.

(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.

(Ka`la*sie") n. (Zoöl.) A long-tailed monkey of Borneo (Semnopithecus rubicundus). It has a tuft of long hair on the head.

(Kale) n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See Cole.]

1. (Bot.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species. [Written also kail, and cale.]

2. See Kail, 2.

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