Squarely to Squib
(Square"ly), adv. In a square form or manner.
(Square"ness), n. The quality of being square; as, an instrument to try the squareness of
1. One who, or that which, squares.
2. One who squares, or quarrels; a hot-headed, contentious fellow. [Obs.] Shak.
(Square"-rigged`) a. (Naut.) Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally
by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.
(Square"-toed`) n. Having the toe square.
Obsolete as fardingales, ruffs, and square-toed shoes.V. Knox.
(Square"-toes`) n. A precise person; used contemptuously or jocularly. Thackeray.
(Squar"ish), a. Nearly square. Pennant.
Squarrose-slashed (Bot.), doubly slashed, with the smaller divisions at right angles to the others, as a
(Squar*rose") a. [L. squarrosus (perhaps) scurfy, scabby.] Ragged or full of lose scales
or projecting parts; rough; jagged; as: (a) (Bot. & Zoöl.) Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having
scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; said
of a calyx or stem. (b) (Bot.) Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not
parallel to it; said of a leaf. (c) (Zoöl.) Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right
angles to the surface; said of a shell.
(Squar*ro`so-den"tate) a. (Bot.) Having the teeth bent out of the plane of the lamina;
said of a leaf.
(Squar"rous) a. Squarrose.
(Squar"ru*lose`) a. [Dim. of squarrose.] (Bot.) Somewhat squarrose; slightly squarrose.
(Squash) n. [Cf. Musquash.] (Zoöl.) An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.] Goldsmith.
(Squash), n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immaturate, applied to fruit
and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple.] (Bot.) A
plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.
The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is called Cucurbita verrucosa, the Barbary or
China squash, C. moschata, and the great winter squash, C. maxima, but the distinctions are not clear.
Squash beetle (Zoöl.), a small American beetle (Diabrotica, or Galeruca vittata) which is often abundant
and very injurious to the leaves of squash, cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The name
is applied also to other allied species. Squash bug (Zoöl.), a large black American hemipterous
insect (Coreus, or Anasa, tristis) injurious to squash vines.
(Squash), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Squashing.] [OE. squashen, OF.
escachier, esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. écacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L.