Scimiter pods(Bot.), the immense curved woody pods of a leguminous woody climbing plant (Entada scandens) growing in tropical India and America. They contain hard round flattish seeds two inches in diameter, which are made into boxes.

(Scin"coid) a. [L. scincus a kind of lizard (fr. Gr. ) + -oid. Cf. Skink.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the family Scincidæ, or skinks.n. A scincoidian.

(||Scin*coi"de*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A tribe of lizards including the skinks. See Skink.

(Scin*coid"i*an) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of lizards of the family Scincidæ or tribe Scincoidea. The tongue is not extensile. The body and tail are covered with overlapping scales, and the toes are margined. See Illust. under Skink.

(Scin"iph) n. [L. scinifes, cinifes, or ciniphes, pl., Gr. .] Some kind of stinging or biting insect, as a flea, a gnat, a sandfly, or the like. Ex. viii. 17

(Scink) n. (Zoöl.) A skink.

(Scink) n. A slunk calf. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

(||Scin*til"la) n. [L.] A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle. R. North.

(Scin"til*lant) a. [L. scintillans, p. pr. of scintillare to sparkle. See Scintillate.] Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling. M. Green.

(Scin"til*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scintillated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scintillating.] [L. scintillare, scintillatum, from scintilla a spark. Cf. Stencil.]

1. To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.

As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion.
Sir W. Scott.

2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars.

(Scin`til*la"tion) n. [L. scintillatio: cf. F. scintillation.]

1. The act of scintillating.

(Scil"i*cet) adv. [L., fr. scire licet you may know.] To wit; namely; videlicet; — often abbreviated to sc., or ss.

(Scil"la*in) n. (Chem.) A glucoside extracted from squill (Scilla) as a light porous substance.

(Scil"li*tin) n. [Cf. F. scilitine.] (Chem.) A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill and probably consisting of a complex mixture of several substances.

(Scim"i*ter , Scim"i*tar) n. [F. cimeterre, cf. It. scimitarra, Sp. cimitarra; fr. Biscayan cimetarra with a sharp edge; or corrupted from Per. shimshir.]

1. A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, — in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians. [Written also cimeter, and scymetar.]

2. A long-handled billhook. See Billhook.

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