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(Rich"es) n. pl. [OE. richesse, F. richesse, from riche rich, of German origin. See Rich,a.]

1. That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.

Riches do not consist in having more gold and silver, but in having more in proportion, than our neighbors.

2. That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.

The riche of heaven's pavement, trodden gold.

Richesse, the older form of this word, was in the singular number. The form riches, however, is plural in appearance, and has now come to be used as a plural.

Against the richesses of this world shall they have misease of poverty.

In one hour so great riches is come to nought.
Rev. xviii. 17.

And for that riches where is my deserving?

Syn. — Wealth; opulence; affluence; wealthiness; richness; plenty; abundance.

(Rich"esse) n. [F. See Riches.] Wealth; riches. See the Note under Riches. [Obs.]

Some man desireth for to have richesse.

The richesse of all heavenly grace.

(Rich"ly) adv. In a rich manner.

(Rich"ness), n. The quality or state of being rich

(Rich"weed`) n. (Bot.) An herb (Pilea pumila) of the Nettle family, having a smooth, juicy, pellucid stem; — called also clearweed.

(Ric`in*e`la*id"ic) a. [Ricinoleic + elaidic.] Pertaining to, or designating, an isomeric modification of ricinoleic acid obtained as a white crystalline solid.

(Ric`in*e*la"i*din) n. (Chem.) The glycerin salt of ricinelaidic acid, obtained as a white crystalline waxy substance by treating castor oil with nitrous acid.

(Ri*cin"ic) a. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called ricinoleic acid.

(Ric"i*nine) n. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant.

(Ric`in*o"le*ate) n. (Chem.) A salt of ricinoleic acid; — formerly called palmate.

(Ric`in*o"le*ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from castor oil as an oily substance, CHO with a harsh taste. Formerly written ricinolic.

(Ric`in*o"le*in) n. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant + oleum oil.] (Chem.) The glycerin salt of ricinoleic acid, occuring as a characteristic constituent of castor oil; — formerly called palmin.

(Ric`i*nol"ic) a. (Chem.) Ricinoleic.

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