(Ken"spec`kle) a. Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized. [Scot.]
(Kent" bu"gle) [Probably named after a Duke of Kent.] (Mus.) A curved bugle, having six
finger keys or stops, by means of which the performer can play upon every key in the musical scale;
called also keyed bugle, and key bugle. Moore.
(Ken"tle) n. [From Quintal.] (Com.) A hundred weight; a quintal.
(Kent"ledge) n. [OF. cant edge, corner, D. kant. See Cant edge, angle.] (Naut.) Pigs of
iron used for ballast. [Written also kintlidge.]
Kentucky blue grass (Bot.), a valuable pasture and meadow grass found in both Europe and America.
See under Blue grass. Kentucky coffee tree (Bot.), a tall North American tree (Gymnocladus
Canadensis) with bipinnate leaves. It produces large woody pods containing a few seeds which have
been used as a substitute for coffee. The timber is very valuable.
(Ken*tuck"y) n. One of the United States.
(Keph"a*lin) n. kefalh` the head.]> (Physiol. Chem.) One of a group of nitrogenous phosphorized
principles, supposed by Thudichum to exist in brain tissue.
Kept mistress, a concubine; a woman supported by a man as his paramour.
(Kept) imp. & p. p. of Keep.
(Ke*ram"ic) a. Same as Ceramic.
(Ke*ram"ics) n. Same as Ceramics.
(Ker`a*mo*graph"ic) a. [Gr. ke`ramos tile + graph + ic.] Suitable to be written upon; capable
of being written upon, as a slate; said especially of a certain kind of globe. Scudamore.
(Ke*ra"na) n. (Mus.) A kind of long trumpet, used among the Persians. Moore (Encyc. of
(Ke*rar"gy*rite) n. See Cerargyrite.