(Sir"keer) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of Asiatic cuckoos of the genus Taccocua, as
the Bengal sirkeer (T. sirkee).
(Sir"loin`) n. [A corruption of surloin. Not so called because this cut of beef was once jocosely
knighted (dubbed Sir Loin) by an English king, as according to a popular story.] A loin of beef, or a
part of a loin. [Written also surloin.]
(Sir"name`) n. See Surname.
(Si"roc) n. See Sirocco. [Poetic] Emerson.
(Si*roc"co) n.; pl. Siroccos [It. sirocco, scirocco, Ar. shorug, fr. sharq the rising of the
sun, the east, fr, sharaca to rise as the sun. Cf. Saracen.] An oppressive, relaxing wind from the
Libyan deserts, chiefly experienced in Italy, Malta, and Sicily.
(Sir"rah) n. [Probably from Icel. sira, fr. F. sire. See Sir.] A term of address implying inferiority
and used in anger, contempt, reproach, or disrespectful familiarity, addressed to a man or boy, but sometimes
to a woman. In sililoquies often preceded by ah. Not used in the plural. "Ah, sirrah mistress." Beau. &
Go, sirrah, to my cell.Shak.
(Sirt) n. [See Syrt.] A quicksand. [Obs.]
(Sir"up Syr"up), n. [F. sirop (cf. It. siroppo, Sp. jarabe, jarope, LL. siruppus, syrupus), fr. Ar.
sharab a drink, wine, coffee, sirup. Cf. Sherbet.]
1. A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
2. A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple
sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water or such a
solution flavored or medicated.
Lucent sirups tinct with cinnamon.Keats. Mixing sirup. See the Note under Dextrose.
(Sir"uped Syr"uped), a. Moistened, covered, or sweetened with sirup, or sweet juice.
(Sir"up*y Syr"up*y), a. Like sirup, or partaking of its qualities. Mortimer.
(||Sir`vente") n. [F. sirvente, fr. Pr. sirventes, sirventesc, originally, the poem of, or concerning,
a sirvent, fr. sirvent, properly, serving, n., one who serves (e. g., as a soldier), fr. servir to serve,
L. servire.] A peculiar species of poetry, for the most part devoted to moral and religious topics, and
commonly satirical, often used by the troubadours of the Middle Ages.
(Sis) n. A colloquial abbreviation of Sister.
(Sis) n. Six. See Sise. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Si*sal" grass` Si*sal" hemp`) The prepared fiber of the Agave Americana, or American aloe,
used for cordage; so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See Sisal hemp, under Hemp.
(Sis"co*wet) n. [OF American Indian origin.] (Zoöl.) A large, fat variety of the namaycush
found in Lake Superior; called also siskawet, siskiwit.
(Sise) n. [From Assize.] An assize. [Obs.]