Victoria cross, a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor to members of the British army or navy. It was first bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The recipients also have a pension of £10 a year.Victoria green. (Chem.) See Emerald green, under Green.Victoria lily(Bot.), the Victoria regia. See def. 1, above.

(Vic*to"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria of England; as, the Victorian poets.

Victorian period. See Dionysian period, under Dyonysian.

(Vic`tor*ine") n. A woman's fur tippet.

(Vic*to"ri*ous) a. [L. victoriosus: cf. F. victorieux. See Victory.] Of or pertaining to victory, or a victor' being a victor; bringing or causing a victory; conquering; winning; triumphant; as, a victorious general; victorious troops; a victorious day.

But I shall rise victorious, and subdue
My vanquisher.

Now are our brows bound wind victorious wreaths.

Vic*to"ri*ous*ly, adv.Vic*to"ri*ous*ness, n.

(Vic"to*ry) n.; pl. Victories [OE. victorie, OF. victorie, victoire, F. victoire, L. victoria. See Victor.] The defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in any contest; a gaining of the superiority in any struggle or competition; conquest; triumph; — the opposite of defeat.

Death is swallowed up in victory.
1 Cor. xv. 54.

God on our side, doubt not of victory.

Victory may be honorable to the arms, but shameful to the counsels, of a nation.

(Vic"tress) n. [Cf. L. victrix.] A woman who wins a victory; a female victor.

(Vic"trice) n. A victress. [R.] B. Jonson.

(Vic"trix) n. [L.] Victress. C. Bronté.

(Vict"ual) n.

(Vic"tor), a. Victorious. "The victor Greeks." Pope.

(Vic"tor*ess) n. A victress. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Vic*to"ri*a) n. [NL.]

1. (Bot.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet.

2. A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front.

3. (Astron.) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; — called also Clio.

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