(Kid"ney-form` Kid"ney-shaped`) a. Having the form or shape of a kidney; reniform; as, a
kidney-shaped leaf. Gray.
(Kid"ney*wort`) n. (Bot.) (a) A kind of saxifrage (Saxifrage stellaris). (b) The navelwort.
(Kie) n. pl. [Cf. Kee.] Kine; cows. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Kie"fe*kil) n. [Per. keff foam, scum + gil clay, mud.] (Min.) A species of clay; meerschaum.
[Also written keffekil.]
(Kier) n. [Icel. ker a tub.] (Bleaching) A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the
action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; also called keeve.
(||Kie"sel*guhr`) n. [G., fr. kiesel flint + guhr an earthy deposit or sediment in water.] Siliceous
earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of
(Kie"ser*ite) n. [Named after Prof. Kieser, of Jena.] (Min.) Hydrous sulphate of magnesia
found at the salt mines of Stassfurt, Prussian Saxony.
(Kieve) n. See Keeve, n.
(Kike) v. i. [Cf. D. kijken, Sw. kika.] To gaze; to stare. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Kike) v. t. & i. To kick. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Kil"der*kin) n. [OD. kindeken, kinneken, a small barrel, orig., a little child, fr. kind child; akin
to G. kind, and to E. kin.] A small barrel; an old liquid measure containing eighteen English beer gallons,
or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure. [Written also kinderkin.]
(Kill) n. A kiln. [Obs.] Fuller.