Kumquat to Kytoplasma
(Kum"quat) n. [Chin. kin keu.] (Bot.) A small tree of the genus Citrus (C. Japonica) growing
in China and Japan; also, its small acid, orange-colored fruit used for preserves.
(||Kup"fer*nick"el) n. [G. See Copper, and Nickel.] (Min.) Copper-nickel; niccolite. See
(Kurd) n. A native or inhabitant of a mountainous region of Western Asia belonging to the Turkish
and Persian monarchies. [Written also Koord.]
(Kurd"ish), a. Of or pertaining to the Kurds. [Written also Koordish.]
(Ku*ril"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to the Kurile Islands, a chain of islands in the Pacific ocean,
extending from the southern extremity of Kamschatka to Yesso. n. A native or an inhabitant of the
Kurile Islands. [Written also Koorilian.]
(||Kur"saal`) n. [G.] A public hall or room, for the use of visitors at watering places and health
resorts in Germany.
(Ku`si*man"se) n. (Zoöl.) A carnivorous animal (Crossarchus obscurus) of tropical Africa. It
its allied to the civets. Called also kusimansel, and mangue.
(Kus"kus) [Per. & Hind. khaskhas.] (Bot.) See Vetiver.
(Kus"si*er) n. (Mus.) A Turkish instrument of music, with a hollow body covered with skin, over
which five strings are stretched. [Written also kussir.]
(Ku*tauss") n. (Zoöl.) The India civet
(Kutch) n. (Goldbeating) The packet of vellum leaves in which the gold is first beaten into thin
(Kutch), n. See Catechu.
(Ky) n. pl. Kine. [Scot.] See Kee, Kie, and Kine.
(Ky`a*bo"ca wood`) (Bot.) (a) Amboyna wood. (b) Sandalwood
(Ky"a*nite) n. See Cyanite.
(Ky"an*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kyanized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Kyanizing ] [From Mr. Kyan,
the inventor of the process.] To render (wood) proof against decay by saturating with a solution of
corrosive sublimate in open tanks, or under pressure.
(Ky"a*nol) n. [See Cyanite.] (Chem.) (a) Aniline. [Obs.] (b) A base obtained from coal tar.
(Ky*an"o*phyll) n. (Bot.) Same as Cyanophyll.
(Kyar) n. Cocoanut fiber, or the cordage made from it. See Coir.
(Kyaw) n. (Zoöl.) A daw. [Scot.]
(Kyd) p. p. of Kythe.
(Kyd"de) imp. of Kythe, to show. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Spenser erroneously uses kydst to mean "knowest."