See Acajaiba.


A Settle, (from α, negative, Acalephe 21 agreeable, and a touch), because the touch, as it hurts, is not agreeable. See Urtica.

There is also a fish and sea-fowl thus named.


A chemical furnace.


(From axn, a point,) any sort of thorn; anything prickly,or with sharp points;also the shin or spine of the tibia; and sometimes the spina dorsi.


(From Acanthabolus 23 a thorn, and to cast, or cast out). It is an instrument, described by Paulus AEgineta, for taking out thorns when stuck into the flesh. It resembles the instrument styled Volsella, for extracting bones from the AEsophagus, and any foreign matter from wounds. Celsus, viii. 30.


(From Acanthaceous 25 a thorn,) acanthaceous, a botanic term applied to the plants of the thistle kind, which are prickly ; also to any other prickly or pointed substance.


(From Acanthaleuce 26 a thorn, and white). White-thorn.

Acan Thalruca

See Echinopus.


The name of the artichoke in ancient authors.

At Anthice, Acanthe 28 supposed to be the product of the carline thistle.

Acanthina Mas Tiche

See Carduus pinea.


(gum). See Gum arabic.

AcAnthinum Lignum, Brasil Wood.


The hedge-hog. See Echinus.


(From Acanthus 29 a thorn). A. Mollis,

Lin. Sp. Pi. 891. Branca-ursina of the shops.

Bear's breech, or brank ursine. nat. Order Personate. It is a native of the southern parts of Europe, cultivated in our gardens, flowers in June and July, and is perennial.

The roots are very mucilaginous, and the leaves are so in a lesser degree. This mucilage is demulcent, and a good substitute for the marsh-mallow. See Plica Pol.onica.

The herb-women too often sell the leaves of helle-boraster, or bear's-foot, and of sphondylium, or cow's-parsnep, for the bear's breech.


See Piper Longum. De Laet. Ind. Occid. 231.


See Origanum Anglicum. (From α. neg. and Acapnon 30 smoke). Applied also to honey taken from the hive without smoke.


(From Acarus 31 small). A small insect which is said to breed in wax; also an insect in the skin like a louse. Vide Phthiriasis.


(From Acaron 32 small,) small myrtle.

See Myrtus Brabantica.


See Plumbum, N° 4.


(From α neg. and Acatalis 33 to want,) from the abundance of its seed : the juniper is so named. See Juniperus.