Neossine to Nervous

(Ne*os"sine) n. [Gr. neossia` a bird's nest.] The substance constituting the edible bird's nest.

(Ne`os*sol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a young bird + -logy.] (Zoöl.) The study of young birds.

(Ne`o*ter"ic Ne`o*ter"ic*al) , a. [L. neotericus, Gr. fr. compar. of young, new.] Recent in origin; modern; new. "Our neoteric verbs." Fitzed. Hall.

Some being ancient, others neoterical.

(Ne`o*ter"ic), n. One of modern times; a modern.

(Neo`ter"ic*al*ly) adv. Recently; newly.

(Ne*ot"er*ism) n. [Gr. innovation] An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase.

(Ne*ot"er*ist), n. One ho introduces new word or phrases. Fitzed Hall.

(Ne*ot"er*ize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Neoterized; p. pr. & vb. n. Neoterized.] To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.

Freely as we of the nineteenth century neoterize.
fized. Hall.

(Ne`o*trop"ic*al) a. [Neo- + tropical.] (Geog. & Zoöl.) Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.

(Ne`o*zo"ic) a. [Neo- + Gr. life.] (Geol.) More recent than the Paleozoic, — that is, including the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.

(Nep) n. [Abbrev. fr. Nepeta.] (Bot.) Catnip.

(||Ne"pa) n. [L. nepa scorpion.] (Zoöl.) A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; — called also scorpion bug and water scorpion.

(Nep`au*lese") a. Of or pertaining to Nepaul, a kingdom in Northern Hindostan.n. sing. & pl. A native or natives of Nepaul.

(Ne*pen"the) n. [Fr. Gr. removing all sorrow; hence, an epithet of an Egyptian drug which lulled sorrow for the day; not + sorrow, grief.] A drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow; — by some supposed to have been opium or hasheesh. Hence, anything soothing and comforting.

Lulled with the sweet nepenthe of a court.

Quaff, O quaff this kind nepenthe.

(Ne*pen"thes) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Nepenthe.]

1. Same as Nepenthe. Milton.

2. (Bot.) A genus of climbing plants found in India, Malaya, etc., which have the leaves prolonged into a kind of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the plants are often called pitcher plants and monkey- cups. There are about thirty species, of which the best known is Nepenthes distillatoria. See Pitcher plant.

(||Nep"e*ta) n. [L.] (Bot.) A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.