2. (Zoöl.) Many-valved; having more than two valves; said of certain shells, as the chitons.
(Mul*tiv"er*sant) a. [Multi- + L. versans, p. pr. See Versant.] Turning into many shapes; assuming
many forms; protean.
(Mul*tiv"i*ous) a. & adv. [L. multivius; multus many + via way.] Having many ways or
roads; by many ways. [Obs.]
(Mul*tiv"o*cal) a. [Multi- + vocal.] Signifying many different things; of manifold meaning; equivocal.
"An ambiguous multivocal word." Coleridge.
n. A multivocal word. [R.] Fitzed. Hall.
(Mul*toc"u*lar) a. [Multi- + L. oculus eye.] Having many eyes, or more than two.
Hard multum, a preparation made from Cocculus Indicus, etc., used to impart an intoxicating quality
(Mul"tum) n. An extract of quassia licorice, fraudulently used by brewers in order to economize
malt and hops. Craig.
(Mul*tun"gu*late) a. [Multi- + ungulate.] Having many hoofs.
(Mul"ture) n. [OF. multure, moulture, F. mouture, fr. L. molitura a grinding, molere to grind.
See Mill the machine.]
1. (Scots Law) The toll for grinding grain. Erskine.
2. A grist or grinding; the grain ground.
(Mum) a. [Of imitative origin. Cf. Mumble.] Silent; not speaking. Thackeray.
The citizens are mum, and speak not a word.Shak.
(Mum), interj. Be silent! Hush!
Mum, then, and no more.Shak.
(Mum), n. Silence. [R.] Hudibras.
(Mum), n. [G. mummere, fr. Christian Mumme, who first brewed it in 1492.] A sort of strong
beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany. Addison.
The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum.Pope.