(Plu`ri*lit"er*al) a. [Pluri- + literal.] Consisting of more letters than three. - - n. A pluriliteral
Plurilocular sporangia (Bot.), many- celled sporangia, each cell containing a single spore, as in many
(Plu`ri*loc"u*lar) a. [Pluri- + locular.] Having several cells or loculi; specifically (Bot.), having
several divisions containing seeds; as, the lemon and the orange are plurilocular fruits.
(Plu*rip"a*rous) a. [Pluri- + L. parere to bring forth.] Producing several young at a birth; as,
a pluriparous animal.
(Plu`ri*par"tite) a. [Pluri- + partite.] (Bot.) Deeply divided into several portions.
(Plu`ri*pres"ence) n. [Pluri- + presence.] Presence in more places than one. [R.] Johnson.
(Plu"ri*sy) n. [L. plus, pluris, more.] Superabundance; excess; plethora. [Obs.] Shak.
(Plus) a. [L., more; akin to Gr. and E. full. See Full, a., and cf. Più, Pleonasm.]
1. (Math.) More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; opposed to minus.
2. Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.
Success goes invariably with a certain plus or positive power.Emerson. Plus sign (Math.), the sign (+) which denotes addition, or a positive quantity.
(Plush) n. [F. pluche, peluche fr. L. pilus hair. See pile hair, and cf. Peruke.] A textile fabric
with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet. Cowper.
(Plush"y) a. Like plush; soft and shaggy. H. Kingsley.
(Plu"tar*chy) n. [Gr. wealth + -archy.] Plutocracy; the rule of wealth. [R.]
(Plu"te*al) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a pluteus.
(||Plu"te*us) n.; pl. L. Plutei E. Pluteuses [L., a shed.] (Zoöl.) The free-swimming larva of
sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.
Pluto monkey (Zoöl.), a long- tailed African monkey having side whiskers. The general color is black,
more or less grizzled; the frontal band is white.
(Plu"to) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Class. Myth.) The son of Saturn and Rhea, brother of Jupiter and Neptune; the
dark and gloomy god of the Lower World.
(Plu*toc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. wealth + to be strong, to rule, fr. strength: cf. F. plutocratie.] A form
of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the wealthy classes; government by
the rich; also, a controlling or influential class of rich men.
(Plu"to*crat) n. One whose wealth gives him power or influence; one of the plutocracy.
(Plu`to*crat"ic) a. Of or pertaining to plutocracy; as, plutocratic ideas. Bagehot.
(Plu*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. wealth + -logy.] The science which treats of wealth.
(Plu*to"ni*an) a. [L. Plutonius, Gr. : cf. F. plutonien.] Plutonic. Poe.
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