(Liq"uor*ice) n. See Licorice.
(Liq"uor*ish), a. See Lickerish. [Obs.] Shak.
(Liq"uor*ous) a. Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish. [Obs.] Marston.
(||Li"ra) n.; pl. Lire [It., fr. L. libra the Roman pound. Cf. Livre.] An Italian coin equivalent in
value to the French franc.
(||Li*rel"la) n. [NL., dim. of L. lira a furrow.] (Bot.) A linear apothecium furrowed along the middle; the
fruit of certain lichens.
(Li*rel"li*form) a. [Lirella + -form.] (Bot.) Like a lirella. [Written also lirellæform.]
(||Lir`i*o*den"dron) n.; pl. Liriodendra (- dra). [NL., fr. Gr. lei`rion lily + de`ndron tree.]
(Bot.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and
handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; called also canoewood. Liriodendron tulipifera is
the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.
(Lir"i*pipe) n. [Obs.] See Liripoop.
(Lir"i*poop) n. [OF. liripipion, liripion, LL. liripipium. Said to be corrupted from L. cleri ephippium,
lit., the clergy's caparison.]
1. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; worn also by doctors, learned
men, etc. [Obs.]
2. Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem. [Obs.] Stanihurst.
3. A silly person. [Obs.]
A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard.Milles. MS. Devon Gloss.
(Li*roc"o*nite) n. [Gr. leiro`s pale + koni`a powder.] (Min.) A hydrated arseniate of copper,
occurring in obtuse pyramidal crystals of a sky-blue or verdigris-green color.
(Lis"bon) n. A sweet, light-colored species of wine, produced in the province of Estremadura,
and so called as being shipped from Lisbon, in Portugal.
Lisle glove, a fine summer glove, made of Lisle thread. Lisle lace, a fine handmade lace, made
at Lisle. Lisle thread, a hard twisted cotton thread, originally produced at Lisle.
(Lisle) n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures.
(Lisne) n. [Prov. E. lissen, lisne, a cleft in a rock.] A cavity or hollow.[Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
(Lisp) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lisped (lispt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lisping.] [OE. lispen, lipsen, AS. wlisp
stammering, lisping; akin to D. & OHG. lispen to lisp, G. lispeln, Sw. läspa, Dan. lespe.]
1. To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; a defect common
2. To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame,Pope.
I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.