2. The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy. Shak.

(Mab"ble) v. t. To wrap up. [Obs.]

(Mab"by) n. A spirituous liquor or drink distilled from potatoes; — used in the Barbadoes.

(||Ma*bo"lo) n. (Bot.) A kind of persimmon tree (Diospyros discolor) from the Philippine Islands, now introduced into the East and West Indies. It bears an edible fruit as large as a quince.

(Mac) [Gael., son.] A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.

(||Ma*ca"co) n. [Cf. Pg. macaco.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of lemurs, as the ruffed lemur and the ring- tailed lemur

(||Ma*ca"cus) n. [NL., a word of African origin. Cf. Macaco, Macaque.] (Zoöl.) A genus of monkeys, found in Asia and the East Indies. They have short tails and prominent eyebrows.

(Mac*ad`am*i*za"tion) n. The process or act of macadamizing.

(Mac*ad"am*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Macadamized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Macadamizing.] [From John Loudon McAdam, who introduced the process into Great Britain in 1816.] To cover, as a road, or street, with small, broken stones, so as to form a smooth, hard, convex surface.

Macadam road
(Mac*ad"am road`) [See Macadamize.] A macadamized road.

(Ma*ca"o) n. (Zoöl.) A macaw.

(||Ma`caque") n. [F. See Macacus.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macacus; as, M. maurus, the moor macaque of the East Indies.

Macaranga gum
(Mac`a*ran"ga gum`) A gum of a crimson color, obtained from a tree (Macaranga Indica) that grows in the East Indies. It is used in taking impressions of coins, medallions, etc., and sometimes as a medicine. Balfour (Cyc. of India).

(Mac"a*rize), v. t. To congratulate. [Oxford Univ. Cant] Whately.

(Mac`a*ro"ni) n.; pl. Macaronis or Macaronies. [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.]

1. Long slender tubes made of a paste chiefly of wheat flour, and used as an article of food; Italian or Genoese paste.

A paste similarly prepared is largely used as food in Persia, India, and China, but is not commonly made tubular like the Italian macaroni. Balfour

2. A medley; something droll or extravagant.

3. A sort of droll or fool. [Obs.] Addison.

4. A finical person; a fop; — applied especially to English fops of about 1775. Goldsmith.

5. pl. (U. S. Hist.) The designation of a body of Maryland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, distinguished by a rich uniform. W. Irving.

(Mac`a*ro"ni*an Mac`a*ron"ic) a. [Cf. It. maccheronico, F. macaronique.]

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