Scotch mist
Scotch Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster]

{Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}.

{Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo["o]l.), the bufflehead; -- called also {Scotch teal}, and {Scotchman}.

{Scotch fiddle}, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.

{Scotch mist}, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.

{Scotch nightingale} (Zo["o]l.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]

{Scotch pebble}. See under {pebble}.

{Scotch pine} (Bot.) See {Riga fir}.

{Scotch thistle} (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Onopordon acanthium}); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scotch mist — noun Usage: usually capitalized S 1. : a dense mist mixed with drizzle 2. : wood bedstraw • scotch misty ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective, usually capitalized S * * * 1. a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scotch mist — noun see wood bedstraw * * * 1. a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently in Scotland and parts of England. 2. a cocktail made by pouring Scotch whisky over finely crushed ice. [1655 65] * * * Scotch mist 1. A thick wetting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scotch mist — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Scotch mist : singular Scotch mist plural Scotch mists British light rain together with mist …   English dictionary

  • scotch mist — Cockney Rhyming Slang Pissed (drunk) e was completely scotch mist last night …   English dialects glossary

  • Scotch mist —  1. Rain.  2. Used sarcastically in numerous contexts when the person addressed appears to be unobservant. Thus a person searching for something which is under his nose will be told    ♣ There it is, unless it s Scotch mist …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Scotch mist — 1. a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently in Scotland and parts of England. 2. a cocktail made by pouring Scotch whisky over finely crushed ice. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scotch mist — heavy mist or fog …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scotch mist — noun a thick drizzly mist of a kind common in the Scottish Highlands …   English new terms dictionary

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