Rumex Patientia
Monk Monk, n. [AS. munuc, munec, munc, L. monachus, Gr. ?, fr. mo`nos alone. Cf. {Monachism}.] 1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty. ``A monk out of his cloister.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Monks in some respects agree with regulars, as in the substantial vows of religion; but in other respects monks and regulars differ; for that regulars, vows excepted, are not tied up to so strict a rule of life as monks are. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

2. (Print.) A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink. [1913 Webster]

3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A South American monkey ({Pithecia monachus}); also applied to other species, as {Cebus xanthocephalus}. (b) The European bullfinch. [1913 Webster]

{Monk bat} (Zo["o]l.), a South American and West Indian bat ({Molossus nasutus}); -- so called because the males live in communities by themselves.

{Monk bird}(Zo["o]l.), the friar bird.

{Monk seal} (Zo["o]l.), a species of seal ({Monachus albiventer}) inhabiting the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the adjacent parts of the Atlantic.

{Monk's rhubarb} (Bot.), a kind of dock; -- also called {patience} ({Rumex Patientia}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rumex patientia — Taxobox image width = 260px image caption = Patience Dock regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Polygonaceae genus = Rumex species = R. patientia binomial = Rumex patientia binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Rumex patientia — špinatinė rūgštynė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Rumex patientia), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rumex patientia angl. patience dock; spinach dock vok. Gartenampfer; Gemüseampfer …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Rumex Patientia — Patience Pa tience (p[=a] shens), n. [F. patience, fr. L. patientia. See {Patient}.] 1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rumex Patientia — Parella Pa*rel la, Parelle Pa relle, n. [Cf. F. parelle.] (Bot.) (a) A name for two kinds of dock ({Rumex Patientia} and {Rumex Hydrolapathum}). (b) A kind of lichen ({Lecanora parella}) once used in dyeing and in the preparation of litmus. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rumex patientia — ID 73559 Symbol Key RUPA5 Common Name patience dock Family Polygonaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • RUMEX PATIENTIA L. - ЩАВЕЛЬ ШПИНАТНЫЙ — см. 265. Многолетнее растение. R. patientia L. Щ. шпинатный Sp. pl. (1753) 333. Фл. СССР V (1936) 464. Hegi III (1912) 177, f. 526. Gessner (1953) 179. S у n. Lapathum hortense Lam.; Rumex olympicus Boiss. М е с т н. н а з в. Англ. spinach dock,… …   Справочник растений

  • Rumex patientia L. — Symbol RUPA5 Common Name patience dock Botanical Family Polygonaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Rumex — Patience dock (Rumex patientia) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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