(||Mo"ri*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. folly.] Idiocy; imbecility; fatuity; foolishness.
(Mo"ri*an) n. (Ethnol.) A Moor. [Obs.]
In vain the Turks and Morians armed be.Fairfax.
(Mor"i*bund) a. [L. moribundus, from moriri to die. See Mortal.] In a dying state; dying; at
the point of death.
The patient was comatose and moribund.Copland.
(Mor"i*bund) n. A dying person. [R.]
(Mo"ric) a. Pertaining to, or derived from, fustic (see Morin); as, moric acid.
(Mor"ice) n. See Morisco.
(Mo*rig"er*ate) a. [L. morigeratus, p. p. of morigerari to comply with. See Morigerous.]
(Mo*rig`er*a"tion) n. [L. morigeratio.] Obsequiousness; obedience. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Mo*rig"er*ous) a. [L. morigerus; mos, moris, custom, manner + gerere to bear, conduct.]
Obedient; obsequious. [Obs.] Brathwait.
(Mor"il) n. [F. morille; cf. OHG. morhila, G. morchel, OHG. morha carrot. See More a root.]
(Bot.) An edible fungus. Same as 1st Morel.
(Mo"rin) n. (Chem.) A yellow crystalline substance of acid properties extracted from fustic (Maclura
tinctoria, formerly called Morus tinctoria); - - called also moric acid.
(Mo*rin"da) n. (Bot.) A genus of rubiaceous trees and shrubs, mostly East Indian, many species
of which yield valuable red and yellow dyes. The wood is hard and beautiful, and used for gunstocks.
(Mo*rin"din) n. (Chem.) A yellow dyestuff extracted from the root bark of an East Indian
(Mor"i*nel`) n. [Cf. F. morinelle.] (Zoöl.) The dotterel.
(Mo*rin"ga) n. [Malayam murunggi.] (Bot.) A genus of trees of Southern India and Northern
Africa. One species (Moringa pterygosperma) is the horse-radish tree, and its seeds, as well as those
of M. aptera, are known in commerce as ben or ben nuts, and yield the oil called oil of ben.
(Mo*rin"gic) a. (Chem.) Designating an organic acid obtained from oil of ben. See Moringa.
(Mo`rin*tan"nic) a. [NL. Morus fustic + E. tannic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating,
a variety of tannic acid extracted from fustic (Maclura, formerly Morus, tinctoria) as a yellow crystalline
substance; called also maclurin.
(Mo"ri*on) n. [F. morion, Sp. morrion; cf. Sp. morra the upper part of the head, morro anything
that is round.] A kind of open helmet, without visor or beaver, and somewhat resembling a hat.
A battered morion on his brow.Sir W. Scott.
(Mo"ri*on), n. [G.] (Min.) A dark variety of smoky quartz.