(Pop"u*la`tor) n. One who populates.
(Pop"u*li*cide`) n. [L. populus people + caedere to kill.] Slaughter of the people. [R.]
(Pop"u*lin) n. [L. populus poplar: cf. F. populine.] (Chem.) A glycoside, related to salicin,
found in the bark of certain species of the poplar and extracted as a sweet white crystalline substance.
(Pop`u*los"i*ty) n. [L. populositas: cf. F. populosité.] Populousness.[Obs.]
(Pop"u*lous) a. [L. populosus, fr. populus people: cf. F. populeux.]
1. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the
Heaven, yet populous, retainsMilton.
Number sufficient to possess her realms.
2. Popular; famous. [Obs.] J. Webster.
3. Common; vulgar. [Obs.] Arden of Feversham.
4. Numerous; in large number. [Obs.] "The dust . . . raised by your populous troops." Shak.
Pop"u*lous*ly, adv. Pop"u*lous*ness, n.
(Po*raille") n. [OF. pouraille. See Poor.] Poor people; the poor. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Por"bea`gle) n. (Zoöl.) A species of shark about eight feet long, having a pointed nose and
a crescent-shaped tail; called also mackerel shark. [Written also probeagle.]
(Por"cate) a. [L. porca a ridge between two furrows.] (Zoöl.) Having grooves or furrows broader
than the intervening ridges; furrowed.
(Por"ce*lain) n. (Bot.) Purslain. [Obs.]
(Por"ce*lain) n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell from
a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig's back. Porcelain
was called after this shell, either on account of its smoothness and whiteness, or because it was believed
to be made from it. See Pork.] A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in
China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; called also China, or China ware.
Porcelain, by being pure, is apt to break.Dryden. Ivory porcelain, porcelain with a surface like ivory, produced by depolishing. See Depolishing.
Porcelain clay. See under Clay. Porcelain crab (Zoöl.), any crab of the genus Porcellana
and allied genera (family Porcellanidæ). They have a smooth, polished carapace. Porcelain jasper.
(Min.) See Porcelanite. Porcelain printing, the transferring of an impression of an engraving to
porcelain. Porcelain shell (Zoöl.), a cowry.
(Por"ce*lain*ized) a. (Geol.) Baked like potter's lay; applied to clay shales that have
been converted by heat into a substance resembling porcelain.
(Por`ce*la"ne*ous Por`cel*la"ne*ous) a.
1. Of or pertaining to porcelain; resembling porcelain; as, porcelaneous shells.
2. (Zoöl.) Having a smooth, compact shell without pores; said of certain Foraminifera.