2. (Zoöl.) Bordered with a distinct line of color.
(||Mar`gi*nel"la) n. [NL., dim. of L. margo, marginis, a margin.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small,
polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.
(Mar"gin*i*ci`dal) a. [L. margo, -ginis, margin + caedere to cut.] (Bot.) Dehiscent by the
separation of united carpels; said of fruits.
(Mar*go"sa) n. [Pg. amargoso bitter.] (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Melia (M. Azadirachta)
found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a
tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The M. Azedarach is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated
in the Southern United States, where it is known as Pride of India, Pride of China, or bead tree. Various
parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.
The margosa oil . . . is a most valuable balsam for wounds, having a peculiar smell which prevents the
attacks of flies.Sir S. Baker.
(Mar"gra*vate Mar*gra"vi*ate) n. [Cf. F. margraviat.] The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.
(Mar"grave) n. [G. markgraf, prop., lord chief justice of the march; mark bound, border, march
+ graf earl, count, lord chief justice; cf. Goth. gagrëfts decree: cf. D. markgraaf, F. margrave. See
March border, and cf. Landgrave, Graff.]
1. Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany.
2. The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis.
(Mar"gra*vine) n. [G. markgräfin: cf. F. margrafine.] The wife of a margrave.
(Mar"gue*rite) n. [F., a pearl, a daisy. See Margarite.] (Bot.) The daisy (Bellis perennis).
The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster. Longfellow.
(Ma"ri*an) a. Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter
of Henry VIII.
Of all the Marian martyrs, Mr. Philpot was the best-born gentleman.Fuller. Maid Marian. See Maidmarian in the Vocabulary.