(Lim"pid) a. [L. limpidus; akin to Gr. la`mpein to shine: cf. F. limpide. Cf. Lamp.] Characterized
by clearness or transparency; clear; as, a limpid stream.
Springs which were clear, fresh, and limpid.Woodward.
Syn. Clear; transparent; pellucid; lucid; pure; crystal; translucent; bright.
(Lim*pid"i*ty) n. [L. limpiditas: cf. F. limpidité.] The quality or state of being limpid.
(Lim"pid*ness) n. Quality of being limpid; limpidity.
(Lim"pin) n. A limpet. [Obs.] Holland.
(Limp"ing*ly) adv. In a limping manner.
(Limp"i*tude) n. Limpidity. [Obs.]
(Limp"kin) n. (Zoöl.) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus, intermediate
between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species
(A. giganteus) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other (A. scolopaceus) is found in South America.
Called also courlan, and crying bird.
(Limp"ness), n. The quality or state of being limp.
(Limp"sy Lim"sy) a. [See Limp, a., and cf. W. llymsi having a fickle motion, weak. Cf. Flimsy.]
Limp; flexible; flimsy. [Local, U. S.]
(||Li"mu) n. (Bot.) The Hawaiian name for seaweeds. Over sixty kinds are used as food, and
have species names, as Limu Lipoa, Limu palawai, etc.
(Lim"ule) n. [F.] (Zoöl.) A limulus.
(||Lim`u*loi"de*a) n. pl. [NL. See Limulus, and -oid.] (Zoöl.) An order of Merostomata, including
among living animals the genus Limulus, with various allied fossil genera, mostly of the Carboniferous
period. Called also Xiphosura.
There are six pairs of leglike organs, surrounding the mouth, most of which terminate in claws; those
of the first pair (probably mandibles) are the smallest; the others have the basal joints thickened and
spinose, to serve as jaws, while the terminal joints serve as legs.
This group is intermediate, in some
characteristics, between crustaceans and certain arachnids but the respiration is by means of lamellate
gills borne upon the five posterior abdominal appendages, which are flat and united in pairs by their
inner edges, and are protected by the lidlike anterior pair, which also bear the genital orifices.
(||Lim"u*lus) n.; pl. Limuli (- li). [L., dim. of limus sidelong, askance.] (Zoöl.) The only existing
genus of Merostomata. It includes only a few species from the East Indies, and one (Limulus polyphemus)
from the Atlantic coast of North America. Called also Molucca crab, king crab, horseshoe crab, and
(Lim"y) a. [See 4th Lime.]
1. Smeared with, or consisting of, lime; viscous. "Limy snares." Spenser.
2. Containing lime; as, a limy soil.
3. Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime.
(Lin) v. i. [AS. linnan. See Lithe.] To yield; to stop; to cease. [Obs. or Scot.] Marston.