Mauve aniline(Chem.), a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauveïne, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color. Called also aniline purple, violine, etc.

(Mauve"ïne) n. (Chem.) An artificial organic base, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of aniline and toluidine, and valuable for the dyestuffs it forms. [Written also mauvine.]

(Mauv"ine) a. Mauve- colored.

(Mav"er*ick) n. In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or heifer that has not been branded, and is unclaimed or wild; — said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.

(Ma"vis) n. [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zoöl.) The European throstle or song thrush

(Maw) n. [See Mew a gull.] (Zoöl.) A gull.

2. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently.

He was ever maundering by the how that he met a party of scarlet devils.
Sir W. Scott.

(Maund"er), v. t. To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.

(Maund"er), n. A beggar. [Obs.]

(Maund"er*er) n. One who maunders.

(Maun"dril) n. [Cf. Mandrel.] (Coal Mining) A pick with two prongs, to pry with.

Maundy Thursday
(Maun"dy Thurs"day) [OE. maunde a command, OF. mandé, L. mandatum, from mandare to command. See called from the ancient custom of washing the feet of the poor on this day, which was taken to be the fulfillment of the "new commandment," John xiii. 5, 34.] (Eccl.) The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.

(Maun"gy) a. Mangy. [Obs.] Skelton.

(Mau*resque") a. & n. See Moresque.

(Maur"ist) n. [From Maurus, the favorite disciple of St. Benedict.] A member of the Congregation of Saint Maur, an offshoot of the Benedictines, originating in France in the early part of the seventeenth century. The Maurists have been distinguished for their interest in literature.

(Mau`so*le"an) a. [L. Mausoleus. See Mausoleum.] Pertaining to a mausoleum; monumental.

(Mau`so*le"um) n.; pl. E. Mausoleums L. -lea [L. mausoleum, Gr. fr. Mausolus, king of Caria, to whom Artemisia, his widow, erected a stately monument.] A magnificent tomb, or stately sepulchral monument.

(Mau"ther) n. [Cf. AS. mægþ a maid.] [Also spelled mawther, mother.] A girl; esp., a great, awkward girl; a wench. [Prov. Eng.]

(Mauv`an"i*line) n. (Chem.) See Mauve aniline, under Mauve.

(Mauve) n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.] A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.

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