Turfite to Turn

(Turf"ite) n. A votary of the turf, or race course; hence, sometimes, a blackleg. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

(Turf"less), a. Destitute of turf.

(Turf"man) n.; pl. Turfmen A turfite; a votary of the turf, or race course. [Colloq.]

(Turf"y) a. [Compar. Turfier ; superl. Turfiest.]

1. Abounding with turf; made of, or covered with, turf. "The turfy mountains." Shak.

2. Having the nature or appearance of turf.

3. Of or pertaining to the turf, or horse racing.

(Tur"gent) a. [L. turgens, - entis, p. pr. of turgere to swell.]

1. Rising into a tumor, or a puffy state; swelling; tumid; as, turgent humors.

2. Inflated; bombastic; turgid; pompous.

Recompensed with turgent titles.

(Tur*gesce") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Turgesced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Turgescing ] [L. turgescere, v. incho. fr. turgere to swell.] To become turgid; to swell or be inflated. [R.]

(Tur*ges"cence Tur*ges"cen*cy) n. [Cf. F. turgescence. See Turgescent.]

1. The act of swelling, or the state of being swollen, or turgescent. Sir T. Browne.

2. Empty magnificence or pompousness; inflation; bombast; turgidity. Johnson.

(Tur*ges"cent) a. [L. turgescens, -entis, p. pr. of turgescere: cf. F. turgescent. See Turgesce.] Becoming turgid or inflated; swelling; growing big.

(Tur"gid) a. [L. turgidus, from turgere to swell.]

1. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated; tumid; — especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.

A bladder . . . held near the fire grew turgid.

2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.

Tur"gid*ly adv.Tur"gid*ness, n.

(Tur*gid"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being turgid.

(Tur"gid*ous) a. Turgid. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(||Tu"ri*o) n.; pl. Turiones [L.] (Bot.) A shoot or sprout from the ground. Gray.

(Tu"ri*ole) n. The golden oriole. [Prov. Eng.]

(Tu"ri*on) n. (Bot.) Same as Turio.

(Tu`ri*o*nif"er*ous) a. [L. turio a sprout + -ferous.] Producing shoots, as asparagus. Barton.

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