A majus
Snapdragon Snap"drag`on, n. 1. (Bot.) (a) Any plant of the scrrophulariaceous genus {Antirrhinum}, especially the cultivated {A. majus}, whose showy flowers are fancifully likened to the face of a dragon. (b) A West Indian herb ({Ruellia tuberosa}) with curiously shaped blue flowers. [1913 Webster]

2. A play in which raisins are snatched from a vessel containing burning brandy, and eaten; also, that which is so eaten. See {Flapdragon}. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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  • Majus — Majūs (Arabic and Persian: مجوس, pl. majūsī) was originally a term meaning Zoroastrians[1] (and specifically, Zoroastrian priests). It was a technical term, meaning magus,[2][3] and like its synonym gabr (of uncertain etymology) originally had no …   Wikipedia

  • a minōri ad majus — a minōri ad majus, s. a majori ad minus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • MAJUS Monasterium — Abbatia Gall. celeberrima, Ordinis Benedictini, prope et extra Turones, in opposita Ligeris ripa, a D. Martino instituta, cum coenobio recenti superbissimo; Marmoutier vulgo …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • a majōri ad minus — (lat.), vom Größern aufs Kleinere, und umgekehrt: a minori ad majus, vom Kleinern aufs Größere (schließen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • A minore — A minōre A minōri ad majus (lat.), vom Kleinern aufs Größere (schließen) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • majus jus — A greater right; a better right …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • MAJUS — I. MAJUS Gallis May, arbor Maialis, quae scil. Kalendis Maiis in compitis vel ad aedes Magnatum aut amicae erigi solet. Sic iidem Maium Typographorum vocabant, le May des Imprimeurs, folium papyri ingens, in Ioannis Euangelistae, Regis, et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • majus jus — /meyjas jas/ In old practice, greater right or more right. A plea in the old real actions. Majus jus merum, more mere right. A writ proceeding in some customary manors to try a right to land …   Black's law dictionary

  • majus jus — /meyjas jas/ In old practice, greater right or more right. A plea in the old real actions. Majus jus merum, more mere right. A writ proceeding in some customary manors to try a right to land …   Black's law dictionary

  • majus latium — |mä(ˌ)yu̇ˈsläd.ēˌu̇m noun Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: Latin, literally, greater Latium, from majus greater (neuter of major) + Latium, ancient country of Italy : the right of Roman citzenship granted to the holder of a magistracy in a …   Useful english dictionary

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