(||Ma`de*moi`selle") n.; pl. Mesdemoiselles [F., fr. ma my, f. of mon + demoiselle
young lady. See Damsel.]
1. A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss. Goldsmith.
2. (Zoöl.) A marine food fish of the Southern United States; called also yellowtail, and silver perch.
(Madge), n. [Cf. OF. & Prov. F. machette.] (Zoöl.) (a) The barn owl. (b) The magpie.
(Mad"-head`ed) a. Wild; crack- brained.
(Mad"house`) n. A house where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam.
(||Ma"di*a) n. [NL., fr. Sp. madi, fr. Chilian madi, the native name.] (Bot.) A genus of composite
plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure.
This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.
(Mad"id) a. [L. madidus, fr. madere to be wet.] Wet; moist; as, a madid eye. [R.] Beaconsfield.
(||Mad`is*te"ri*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. .] (Surg.) An instrument to extract hairs.
(||Mad"joun) n. [Hind., fr. Ar. ma'jn.] An intoxicating confection from the hemp plant; used
by the Turks and Hindoos. [Written also majoun.]
(Mad"ly) adv. [From Mad, a.] In a mad manner; without reason or understanding; wildly.
(Mad"man) n.; pl. Madmen A man who is mad; lunatic; a crazy person.
When a man mistakes his thoughts for person and things, he is mad. A madman is properly so defined.Coleridge.
(Mad"nep) n. (Bot.) The masterwort
(Mad"ness), n. [From Mad, a.]
1. The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.