(Med"le) v. t. [See Meddle.] To mix; to mingle; to meddle. [Written also medly.] [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Med"ley) n.; pl. Medleys [OE. medlee, OF. meslée, medlée, mellée, F. mêlée. See Meddle,
and cf. MelÉe, Mellay.]
1. A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge;
often used contemptuously.
This medley of philosophy and war.Addison.
Love is a medley of endearments, jars,W. Walsh.
Suspicions, reconcilements, wars.
2. The confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a mêlée. [Obs.] Holland.
3. (Mus.) A composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri.
Medley is usually applied to vocal, potpourri to instrumental, compositions.
4. A cloth of mixed colors. Fuller.
1. Mixed; of mixed material or color. [Obs.] "A medlé coat." Chaucer.
2. Mingled; confused. Dryden.
(Med"ly) v. t. See Medle. Johnson.
(||Mé`doc") n. [Cf. Mayduke.] A class of claret wines, including several varieties, from the district
of Médoc in the department of Gironde.
(Med"re*gal) n. (Zoöl.) See Bonito, 3.
(Med"rick) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) A species of gull or tern. [Prov.] Lowell.
(Me*dul"la) n. [L.]
1. Marrow; pith; hence, essence. [Obs.] Milton.
2. (Anat.) The marrow of bones; the deep or inner portion of an organ or part; as, the medulla, or medullary
substance, of the kidney; specifically, the medula oblongata.
3. (Bot.) A soft tissue, occupying the center of the stem or branch of a plant; pith.
||Medulla oblongata. [L., oblong medulla] (Anat.), the posterior part of the brain connected with the
spinal cord. It includes all the hindbrain except the cerebellum and pons, and from it a large part of the