(Or"gan*ule) n. [Dim. of organ.] (Anat.) One of the essential cells or elements of an organ.
See Sense organule, under Sense. Huxley.
(Or"ga*ny) n. [AS. Organe, from the Latin. See Origan.] (Bot.) See Origan.
(Or"gan*zine) n. [F. organsin; cf. Sp. organsino, It. organzino.] A kind of double thrown
silk of very fine texture, that is, silk twisted like a rope with different strands, so as to increase its strength.
(Or"gasm) n. [F. orgasme; cf. Gr. a kneading, softening, prob. confused with to swell, espicially
with lust; to feel an ardent desire.] (Physiol.) Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of
turgescence of any organ; erethism; esp., the height of venereal excitement in sexual intercourse.
(Or"geat) n. [F., fr. orge barley, L. hordeum.] A sirup in which, formerly, a decoction of barley
entered, but which is now prepared with an emulsion of almonds, used to flavor beverages or edibles.
(Or"ge*is) n. (Zoöl.) See Organling.
(Or`gi*as"tic) a. [Gr. . See Orgy.] Pertaining to, or of the nature of, orgies. Elton.
(Or"gies) n. pl.; sing. Orgy [The singular is rarely used.] [F. orgie, orgies, L. orgia, pl., Gr.
akin to work. See Organ, and Work.]
1. A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies
observed by the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or Bacchus, which were characterized
by wild and dissolute revelry.
As when, with crowned cups, unto the Elian god,Drayton.
Those priests high orgies held.
2. Drunken revelry; a carouse. B. Jonson. Tennyson.
(Or"gil*lous) a. [OF. orguillous, F. orgueilleux, fr. OF. orgoil pride, F. orgueil.] Proud; haughty.
(Orgue) n. [F., fr. L. organum organ, Gr. . See Organ.] (Mil.) (a) Any one of a number of
long, thick pieces of timber, pointed and shod with iron, and suspended, each by a separate rope, over
a gateway, to be let down in case of attack. (b) A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket
barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured
almost or quite simultaneously.
(Or"gu*lous) a. See Orgillous. [Obs.]
(Or"gy) n.; pl. Orgies A frantic revel; drunken revelry. See Orgies
(||Or*gy"i*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. the length of the outstretched arms. So named because, when at
rest, it stretches forward its fore legs like arms.] (Zoöl.). A genus of bombycid moths whose caterpillars
(esp. those of Orgyia leucostigma) are often very injurious to fruit trees and shade trees. The female is
wingless. Called also vaporer moth.
(Or"i*calche) n. [Obs.] See Orichalch.
Costly oricalche from strange Phnice.Spenser.
(Or`i*chal"ce*ous) a. Pertaining to, or resembling, orichalch; having a color or luster like
that of brass. Maunder.