Sarmatian to Satisfaction
(Sar*ma"tian Sar*mat"ic) , a. [L. Sarmaticus.] Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, or its inhabitants,
the ancestors of the Russians and the Poles.
(Sar"ment) n. [L. sarmentum a twig, fr. sarpere to cut off, to trim: cf. F. sarment.] (Bot.) A
prostrate filiform stem or runner, as of the strawberry. See Runner.
(Sar`men*ta"ceous) a. (Bot.) Bearing sarments, or runners, as the strawberry.
(Sar`men*tose") a. [L. sarmentosus: cf. F. sarmenteux. See Sarment.] (Bot.) (a) Long
and filiform, and almost naked, or having only leaves at the joints where it strikes root; as, a sarmentose
stem. (b) Bearing sarments; sarmentaceous.
(Sar*men"tous) a. (Bot.) Sarmentose.
(Sarn) n. [W. sarn a causeway, paving.] A pavement or stepping-stone. [Prov. Eng.] Johnson.
(||Sa"rong) n. [Malay sarung.] A sort of petticoat worn by both sexes in Java and the Malay
Archipelago. Balfour (Cyc. of India)
(Sa"ros) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ] (Astron) A Chaldean astronomical period or cycle, the length of which
has been variously estimated from 3,600 years to 3,600 days, or a little short of 10 years. Brande & C.
(Sar"plar) n. [Cf. LL. sarplare. See Sarplier.] A large bale or package of wool, containing
eighty tods, or 2,240 pounds, in weight. [Eng.]
(Sar"plier) n. [F. serpillière; cf. Pr. sarpelheira, LL. serpelleria, serpleria, Catalan sarpallera,
Sp. arpillera.] A coarse cloth made of hemp, and used for packing goods, etc. [Written also sarpelere.]
(Sar"po) n. [Corruption of Sp. sapo a toad.] (Zoöl.) A large toadfish of the Southern United
States and the Gulf of Mexico (Batrachus tau, var. pardus).
(||Sar`ra*ce"ni*a) n. [NL. So named after a Dr. Sarrazin of Quebec.] (Bot.) A genus of
American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant.
They have hollow pitcher-shaped or tubular leaves, and solitary flowers with an umbrella-shaped style.
Sarracenia purpurea, the sidesaddle flower, is common at the North; S. flava, rubra, Drummondii, variolaris,
and psittacina are Southern species. All are insectivorous, catching and drowning insects in their curious
leaves. See Illust. of Sidesaddle flower, under Sidesaddle.
(Sar"ra*sin, Sar"ra*sine) n. [F. sarrasine, LL. saracina. See Saracen.] (Fort.) A portcullis,
or herse. [Written also sarasin.]
(Sar"sa) n. Sarsaparilla. [Written also sarza.]
(Sar`sa*pa*ril"la) n. [Sp. zarzaparrilla; zarza a bramble (perhaps fr. Bisc. zartzia) + parra
a vine, or Parillo, a physician said to have discovered it.] (Bot.) (a) Any plant of several tropical American
species of Smilax. (b) The bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for
The name is also applied to many other plants and their roots, especially to the Aralia nudicaulis, the
wild sarsaparilla of the United States.
(Sar`sa*pa*ril"lin) n. See Parillin.
(Sarse) n. [F. sas, OF. saas, LL. setatium, fr. L. seta a stiff hair.] A fine sieve; a searce. [Obs.]