(||Sal`is*bu"ri*a) n. [Named after R. A. Salisbury, an English botanist.] (Bot.) The ginkgo
tree (Ginkgo biloba, or Salisburia adiantifolia).
(Sal"ite) v. t. [L. salitus, p. p. of salire to salt, fr. sal salt.] To season with salt; to salt. [Obs.]
(Sa"lite) n. [So called from Sala, a town in Sweden.] (Min.) A massive lamellar variety of pyroxene,
of a dingy green color. [Written also sahlite.]
(Sa*li"va) n. [L.; cf. Gr. .] (Physiol.) The secretion from the salivary glands.
In man the saliva is a more or less turbid and slighty viscid fluid, generally of an alkaline reaction, and
is secreted by the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual glands. In the mouth the saliva is mixed with
the secretion from the buccal glands. The secretions from the individual salivary glands have their own
special characteristics, and these are not the same in all animals. In man and many animals mixed
saliva, i.e., saliva composed of the secretions of all three of the salivary glands, is an important digestive
fluid on account of the presence of the peculiar enzyme, ptyalin.
(Sa*li"val) a. Salivary.
(Sal"i*vant) a. [L. salivans, p. pr. of salivare. See Salivate.] Producing salivation.
(Sal"i*vant), n. That which produces salivation.
(Sal"i*va*ry) a. [L. salivarius slimy, clammy: cf. F. salivaire.] (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to
saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.
(Sal"i*vate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salivated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Salivating.] [L. salivatus, p. p.
of salivare to salivate. See Saliva.] To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or
ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.
(Sal`i*va"tion) n. [L. salivatio: cf. F. salivation.] (Physiol.) The act or process of salivating; an
excessive secretion of saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and gums; ptyalism.
It may be induced by direct chemical or mechanical stimulation, as in mastication of some tasteless
substance like rubber, or indirectly by some agent which affects the whole system, as mercury compounds.
(Sa*li"vous) a. [L. salivosus: cf. F. saliveux.] Pertaining to saliva; of the nature of saliva.
(||Sa"lix) n.; pl. Salices [L., the willow.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of trees or shrubs including the
willow, osier, and the like, growing usually in wet grounds. (b) A tree or shrub of any kind of willow.
(Sal"len*ders) n. pl. [F. solandres, solandre.] (Far.) An eruption on the hind leg of a horse.
[Written also sellanders, and sellenders.]
On the inside of the hock, or a little below it, as well as at the bend of the knee, there is occasionally a
scurfy eruption called "mallenders" in the fore leg, and "sallenders" in the hind leg.Youatt.
(Sal"let) n. [F. salade, Sp. celada, or It. celata, fr. L. (cassis) caelata, fr. caelare, caelatum,
to engrave in relief. So called from the figures engraved upon it.] A light kind of helmet, with or without
a visor, introduced during the 15th century. [Written also salade.]
Then he must have a sallet wherewith his head may be saved.Latimer.
(Sal"let, Sal"let*ing), n. Salad. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sal"li*ance) n. Salience. [Obs.]