Caballine spring
caballine cab"al*line (k[a^]b"al*l[imac]n), a. [L.caballinus, fr. caballus a nag. Cf. {Cavalier}.] Of or pertaining to a horse. -- n. Caballine aloes. [1913 Webster]

{caballine aloes}, an inferior and impure kind of aloes formerly used in veterinary practice; -- called also {horse aloes}.

{Caballine spring}, the fountain of Hippocrene, on Mount Helicon; -- fabled to have been formed by a stroke from the foot of the winged horse Pegasus. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • caballine — cab al*line (k[a^]b al*l[imac]n), a. [L.caballinus, fr. caballus a nag. Cf. {Cavalier}.] Of or pertaining to a horse. n. Caballine aloes. [1913 Webster] {caballine aloes}, an inferior and impure kind of aloes formerly used in veterinary practice; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caballine aloes — caballine cab al*line (k[a^]b al*l[imac]n), a. [L.caballinus, fr. caballus a nag. Cf. {Cavalier}.] Of or pertaining to a horse. n. Caballine aloes. [1913 Webster] {caballine aloes}, an inferior and impure kind of aloes formerly used in veterinary …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caballine — ˈkabəˌlīn, ə̇n adjective Etymology: Middle English caballin, from Latin caballinus, literally, of a horse, from caballus horse, nag + inus ine; from the ancient belief that the Muses spring Hippocrene came from a hoofprint of the winged horse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse aloes — caballine cab al*line (k[a^]b al*l[imac]n), a. [L.caballinus, fr. caballus a nag. Cf. {Cavalier}.] Of or pertaining to a horse. n. Caballine aloes. [1913 Webster] {caballine aloes}, an inferior and impure kind of aloes formerly used in veterinary …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cab|al|line — «KAB uh lihn», adjective. of or having to do with a horse or horses: »the caballine spring (the spring Hippocrene produced by a stroke of the hoof of Pegasus). ╂[< Latin caballīnus < caballus horse] …   Useful english dictionary

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