Sapphirine to Sarlac
(Sap"phir*ine) n. Resembling sapphire; made of sapphire; having the color, or any quality of
sapphire. "Sapphirine degree of hardness." Boyle.
(Sap"pho) n. [See Sapphic.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of brilliant South American
humming birds of the genus Sappho, having very bright- colored and deeply forked tails; called also
(Sap"pi*ness) n. The quality of being sappy; juiciness.
(Sap`po*dil"la) n. (Bot.) See Sapodilla.
(Sap"py) a. [Compar. Sappier ; superl. Sappiest.] [From 1st Sap.]
1. Abounding with sap; full of sap; juicy; succulent.
2. Hence, young, not firm; weak, feeble.
When he had passed this weak and sappy age.Hayward.
3. Weak in intellect. [Low]
4. (Bot.) Abounding in sap; resembling, or consisting largely of, sapwood.
(Sap"py) a. [Written also sapy.] [Cf. L. sapere to taste.] Musty; tainted. [Obs.]
(Sa*proph"a*gan) n. [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fagei^n to eat: cf. F. saprophage.] (Zoöl.)
One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.
(Sa*proph"a*gous) a. (Zoöl.) Feeding on carrion.
(Sap"ro*phyte) n. [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fyto`n a plant.] (Bot.) Any plant growing on decayed
animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian
(Sap`ro*phyt"ic) a. Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining
to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.
(Sap"sa*go) n. [G. schabzieger; schaben to shave, to scrape + zieger a sort of whey.] A
kind of Swiss cheese, of a greenish color, flavored with melilot.
(Sap"skull`) n. A saphead. [Low]
Sapucaia nut (Bot.), the seed of the sapucaia; called also paradise nut.
(Sap`u*ca"ia) n. [Pg. sapucaya.] (Bot.) A Brazilian tree. See Lecythis, and Monkey-pot.
[Written also sapucaya.]
(Sap"wood`) n. (Bot.) The alburnum, or part of the wood of any exogenous tree next to the
bark, being that portion of the tree through which the sap flows most freely; distinguished from heartwood.
(Sar"a*ba*ite) n. [LL. Sarabaïtae, pl.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of certain vagrant or heretical Oriental
monks in the early church.
(Sar"a*band) n. [F. sarabande, Sp. zarabanda, fr. Per. serbend a song.] A slow Spanish
dance of Saracenic origin, to an air in triple time; also, the air itself.
She has brought us the newest saraband from the court of Queen Mab.Sir W. Scott.