Turk's turban
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]


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  • Turk's-turban — indinis šventmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Verbeninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Clerodendrum indicum), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Clerodendrum indicum angl. tubbeflower; Turk s turban… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • turk's-turban — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turk's head — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turk's-caplily — Turk s cap lily (tûrksʹkăp ) n. 1. Either of two North American lilies, Lilium michauxii or L. superbum, having orange red, spotted flowers with a reflexed perianth. 2. See martagon.   [From the rolled back petals, resembling a turban.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Turk's-cap lily — [tʉrks′kap΄] n. any of various lilies having flowers whose petals and sepals are strongly recurved, resembling a rolled turban …   English World dictionary

  • Turk's head knot — Knot details name=Turk s head knot caption= names= type= decorative strength= origin= Ancient related= releasing= uses= Decorative caveat= abok number= 1278–1401 (Chapter 17: The Turk s Head)A Turk s head knot is a decorative knot with a variable …   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 lily — 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 head — noun Date: 1833 a turban shaped knot worked on a rope with a piece of small line see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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