1. (Bot.) A perennial, cruciferous plant with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from yellow to orange
and deep red. In Europe it very common on old walls.
The name is sometimes extended to other species of Cheiranthus and of the related genus Erysimum,
especially the American Western wallflower a biennial herb with orange-yellow flowers.
2. A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because not asked to dance, remains a spectator. [Colloq.]
(Wall"hick`) n. (Zoöl.) The lesser spotted woodpecker [Prov. Eng.]
1. The act of making a wall or walls.
2. Walls, in general; material for walls.
Walling wax, a composition of wax and tallow used by etchers and engravers to make a bank, or wall,
round the edge of a plate, so as to form a trough for holding the acid used in etching, and the like. Fairholt.
Walloon guard, the bodyguard of the Spanish monarch; so called because formerly consisting of
(Wal*loons") n. pl.; sing. Walloon [Cf. F. wallon.] A Romanic people inhabiting that part of
Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liége, and Luxembourg, and about one third
of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively. [Written also Wallons.] "A
base Walloon . . . thrust Talbot with a spear." Shak.
(Wal"lop) v. i. [Cf. OFlem. walop a gallop; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gallop.] To move quickly,
but with great effort; to gallop. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Wal"lop), n. A quick, rolling movement; a gallop. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Wal"lop), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Walloped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Walloping.] [Probably fr. AS. weallan
to spring up, to boil or bubble. &radic147. See Well, n. & v. i.]
1. To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise. [Prov. Eng.] Brockett.
2. To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
3. To be slatternly. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Wal"lop), v. t.
1. To beat soundly; to flog; to whip. [Prov. Eng., Scot., & Colloq. U. S.]
2. To wrap up temporarily. [Prov. Eng.]
3. To throw or tumble over. [Prov. Eng.]
1. A thick piece of fat. Halliwell.
2. A blow. [Prov. Eng., Scot., & Colloq. U. S.]