Turk's cap

Turk's cap
Turk Turk, n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster]

2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster]

3. A Mohammedan; esp., one living in Turkey. [1913 Webster]

It is no good reason for a man's religion that he was born and brought up in it; for then a Turk would have as much reason to be a Turk as a Christian to be a Christian. --Chillingworth. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The plum weevil. See {Curculio}, and {Plum weevil}, under {Plum}. [1913 Webster]

{Turk's cap}. (Bot.) (a) Turk's-cap lily. See under {Lily}. (b) A tulip. (c) A plant of the genus {Melocactus}; Turk's head. See {Melon cactus}, under {Melon}.

{Turk's head}. (a) (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line. --R. H. Dana, Jr. (b) (Bot.) See {Turk's cap} (c) above.

{Turk's turban} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Ranunculus}; crowfoot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Turk's cap — may refer to: * Lilium martagon * Lilium superbum * Melocactus communis , Turk s cap cactus …   Wikipedia

  • Turk's-cap — miškinė lelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Lilium martagon), paplitęs Azijoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lilium martagon angl. martagon; martagon lily; purple Martagon lily; turban… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Turk's-cap — mėlynoji kurpelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Aconitum napellus), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aconitum napellus angl. aconite; bear s foot; blue monkshood; blue… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • turk's cap — I. noun see turk s cap lily II. noun see turk s head 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turk's cap — Melon Mel on (m[e^]l [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple shaped melon, Gr. mhlope pwn; mh^lon apple + pe pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turk’s cap — kurpelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Aconitum). atitikmenys: lot. Aconitum angl. aconite; monkshood; turk’s cap; wolfsbane vok. Eisenhut; Sturmhut rus. аконит; борец lenk. tojad …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Turk's-cap — noun 1. lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia • Syn: ↑martagon, ↑Lilium martagon • Hypernyms: ↑lily 2. lily of the eastern United States with orange to red maroon spotted flowers • Syn: ↑Turk s cap lily …   Useful english dictionary

  • turk's-cap — n. Melon thistle, turk s head (Melocactus communis) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Turk's cap lily — Turk s cap or Turk s cap lily noun The martagon lily (Lilium martagon), from the appearance of the rolled back petals of the nodding flower • • • Main Entry: ↑Turk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turk's-cap lily — Turk s′ cap lil′y n. pln either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

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