(Nine"-bark`) n. (Bot.) A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia, or Spiræa, opulifolia), common
in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.
(Nine"-eyes`) n. (Zoöl.) The lamprey.
(Nine"fold`) a. Nine times repeated.
(Nine"holes`) n. pl. A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is
(Nine"-kill`er) n. [So called because it is believed to kill and impale on thorns nine birds, etc.,
in succession.] (Zoöl.) The northern butcher bird.
(Nine"pence) n.; pl. Ninepences
1. An old English silver coin, worth nine pence.
2. A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at
twelve and a half cents.
(Nine"pins) n. pl. A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end, at which a
wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.
In the United States, ten pins are used for this game, which is therefore often called tenpins.
(Nine"score`) a. Nine times twenty, or one hundred and eighty. n. The product of nine
times twenty; ninescore units or objects.
(Nine"teen`) a. [AS. nigontne, nigontne. See Nine, and Ten.] Nine and ten; eighteen and
one more; one less than twenty; as, nineteen months.
1. The number greater than eighteen by a unit; the sum of ten and nine; nineteen units or objects.
2. A symbol for nineteen units, as 19 or xix.
(Nine"teenth`) a. [Cf. AS. nigonteóa.]
1. Following the eighteenth and preceding the twentieth; coming after eighteen others.
2. Constituting or being one of nineteen equal parts into which anything is divided.