(A dim. of citrus, a citron; so named because its smell somewhat resembles that fruit). Spearwort. See Ranunculus longifolius, etc.
And Citrus. See Citreum.
So the French name the liquor which we call Barbadoes water. Take the dry yellow rind of citron iij. of French brandy vi. infuse cold for a month, then distil in a sand bath, in a retort, with a receiver luted to it. When the strongest part of the spirit is drawn off, add to the remainder the pulps of the citrons; let them macerate five or six days, and distil them; add what comes over to the former strong spirit; and to this mixture as much sugar and orange flower water as is needful to render it agreeable.
Called also anguria, jace Brasiliensi-bus, tetranguria; the water melon, or citrul. It is the cucurbita citrullus,foliis multipartitis Lin. Sp. Pi. 1434. It is a gourd, called by the Greeks , from which signifies any vessel or receptacle.
This name was probably given, because, when the pulp is taken out, the shell will hold any liquor. The branches run along the ground; the fruit is very large, the rind is smooth, of a green colour, variegated with specks of a paler green, though in this it is not always the same. The pulp is grateful to the taste; the seeds are oblong, broad, rhomboidal, and blackish. The seed only is used in medicine; and is one of the four greater cold seeds, but not employed in this kingdom.
(From quasi or from its pleasant cedar-like smell). See Aurantia Hislpalensis.
(Greek.) A pie. A voracious bird. See Pica.
Or Civetta, (from the Arabic term sebet). See Zibethum.
A chemical term for the bone flour, which is prepared from the bones of the fore part of the cranium of a calf, depurated from the fat by boiling, then calcined to whiteness, and levigated finely, afterwards moistened with water, and calcined again in an earthen pot closed: after cooling, it is reduced again to a subtile powder, which is sprinkled through a sieve upon earthen vessels, to prevent their contracting chinks.
(From clamo, to cry out). An eager exaltation of the voice.
It is properly the cry of cranes, geese, etc. A shrill noise. Clangosum de voce dicitur, quae a gravi tono inchoata in acutum desinit. Ainsworth.
(From clareo, to be clear). See Albumen ovi.
(From clarifacio, to make clean). See Depuratio.