(Kan) v. t. To know; to ken. [Obs.] See Ken.
(Kan) n. See Khan.
(Ka*nack"a Ka*na"ka) n. [Native name, prop., a man.] A native of the Sandwich Islands.
(Kan"chil) n. [Malay canchil.] (Zoöl.) A small chevrotain of the genus Tragulus, esp. T. pygmæus,
or T. kanchil, inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet. It is noted for its agility and
(Kand) n. (Mining) Fluor spar; so called by Cornish miners.
Kangaroo apple (Bot.), the edible fruit of the Tasmanian plant Solanum aviculare. Kangaroo
grass (Bot.), a perennial Australian forage grass Kangaroo hare (Zoöl.), the jerboa kangaroo.
See under Jerboa. Kangaroo mouse. (Zoöl.) See Jumping mouse, under Jumping. Kangaroo
rat (Zoöl.), the potoroo.
(Kan"ga*roo") n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of jumping
marsupials of the family Macropodidæ. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They
have long and strong hind legs and a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and feeble.
The giant kangaroo (Macropus major) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen
feet in total length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus, live in trees; the rock kangaroos,
of the genus Petrogale, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus,
inhabit wooded districts. See Wallaby.
(Kan"sas) n. pl. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They
formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory.
(Kant"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher; conformed or relating
to any or all of the philosophical doctrines of Immanuel Kant.
(Kant"i*an), n. A follower of Kant; a Kantist.
(Kant"i*an*ism, Kant"ism) n. The doctrine or theory of Kant; the Kantian philosophy.
(Kant"ist) n. A disciple or follower of Kant.
(Kant"try) n. Same as Cantred.
(Ka"o*lin, Ka"o*line) n. [Chin. kao-ling.] (Min.) A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form
of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly
derived from the decomposition of common feldspar.
The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discoloration.
(Ka`o*lin`i*za"tion) n. The process by which feldspar is changed into kaolin.
(Ka"o*lin*ize) v. t. To convert into kaolin.
(||Ka*pel"le) n. [G.] (Mus.) A chapel; hence, the choir or orchestra of a prince's chapel; now, a
musical establishment, usually orchestral. Grove.
(||Ka*pell"meis`ter) n. [G.] (Mus.) See Capellmeister.
(Ka"pi*a) n. [Native name.] (Min.) The fossil resin of the kauri tree of New Zealand.
(Kap"no*mar) n. (Chem.) See Capnomor.