(Stron"ti*a) n. [NL. strontia, fr. Strontian, in Argyleshire, Scotland, where strontianite was first found.] (Chem.) An earth of a white color resembling lime in appearance, and baryta in many of its properties. It is an oxide of the metal strontium.

(Stron"ti*an) n. (Min.) Strontia.

(Stron"ti*an*ite) n. (Min.) Strontium carbonate, a mineral of a white, greenish, or yellowish color, usually occurring in fibrous massive forms, but sometimes in prismatic crystals.

(Stron"tic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to strontium; containing, or designating the compounds of, strontium.

(Stron*tit"ic) a. Strontic.

(Stron"ti*um) n. [NL. See Strontia.] (Chem.) A metallic element of the calcium group, always naturally occurring combined, as in the minerals strontianite, celestite, etc. It is isolated as a yellowish metal, somewhat malleable but harder than calcium. It is chiefly employed (as in the nitrate) to color pyrotechnic flames red. Symbol Sr. Atomic weight 87.3.

(Strook) obs. imp. of Strike. Dryden.

(Strook), n. A stroke. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Stroot) v. t. [Cf. Strut, v. i.] To swell out; to strut. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Strop) n. [See Strap.] A strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3.

(Strop), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stropped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stropping.] To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor.

(Strop), n. [Cf. F. estrope, étrope, fr. L. struppus. See Strop a strap.] (Naut.) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

(||Stro*phan"thus) n. [NL., from Gr. a turning + a flower.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical apocynaceous shrubs having singularly twisted flowers. One species (Strophanthus hispidus) is used medicinally as a cardiac sedative and stimulant.

(Stro"phe) n.; pl. Strophes [NL., from Gr. fr. to twist, to turn; perh. akin to E. strap.] In Greek choruses and dances, the movement of the chorus while turning from the right to the left of the orchestra; hence, the strain, or part of the choral ode, sung during this movement. Also sometimes used of a stanza of modern verse. See the Note under Antistrophe.

(Stroph"ic) a. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, strophes.

(Stro"phi*o*late Stro"phi*o*la`ted) a. (Bot.) Furnished with a strophiole, or caruncle, or that which resembles it. Gray.

(Stro"phi*ole) n. [L. strophiolum a little chaplet, dim. of strophium a band, Gr. dim. of a twisted band: cf. F. strophiole.] (Bot.) A crestlike excrescence about the hilum of certain seeds; a caruncle.

(||Stroph"u*lus) n. [NL.] (Med.) See Red-gum, 1.

(Stroud) n. A kind of coarse blanket or garment used by the North American Indians.

(Stroud"ing), n. Material for strouds; a kind of coarse cloth used in trade with the North American Indians.

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