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spanish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spanish  \Span"ish\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Spain  or  the  Spaniards. 
 
  {Spanish  bayonet}  (Bot.),  a  liliaceous  plant  ({Yucca 
  alorifolia})  with  rigid  spine-tipped  leaves.  The  name  is 
  also  applied  to  other  similar  plants  of  the  Southwestern 
  United  States  and  mexico.  Called  also  {Spanish  daggers}. 
 
 
  {Spanish  bean}  (Bot.)  See  the  Note  under  {Bean}. 
 
  {Spanish  black},  a  black  pigment  obtained  by  charring  cork. 
  --Ure. 
 
  {Spanish  broom}  (Bot.),  a  leguminous  shrub  ({Spartium 
  junceum})  having  many  green  flexible  rushlike  twigs. 
 
  {Spanish  brown},  a  species  of  earth  used  in  painting,  having 
  a  dark  reddish  brown  color,  due  to  the  presence  of 
  sesquioxide  of  iron. 
 
  {Spanish  buckeye}  (Bot.),  a  small  tree  ({Ungnadia  speciosa}) 
  of  Texas,  New  Mexico,  etc.,  related  to  the  buckeye,  but 
  having  pinnate  leaves  and  a  three-seeded  fruit. 
 
  {Spanish  burton}  (Naut.),  a  purchase  composed  of  two  single 
  blocks.  A  double  Spanish  burton  has  one  double  and  two 
  single  blocks.  --Luce  (Textbook  of  Seamanship). 
 
  {Spanish  chalk}  (Min.),  a  kind  of  steatite;  --  so  called 
  because  obtained  from  Aragon  in  Spain. 
 
  {Spanish  cress}  (Bot.),  a  cruciferous  plant  ({lepidium 
  Cadamines}),  a  species  of  peppergrass. 
 
  {Spanish  curiew}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  long-billed  curlew.  [U.S.] 
 
 
  {Spanish  daggers}  (Bot.)  See  {Spanish  bayonet}. 
 
  {Spanish  elm}  (Bot.),  a  large  West  Indian  tree  ({Cordia 
  Gerascanthus})  furnishing  hard  and  useful  timber. 
 
  {Spanish  feretto},  a  rich  reddish  brown  pigment  obtained  by 
  calcining  copper  and  sulphur  together  in  closed  crucibles. 
 
 
  {Spanish  flag}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  California  rockfish 
  ({Sebastichthys  rubrivinctus}).  It  is  conspicuously 
  colored  with  bands  of  red  and  white. 
 
  {Spanish  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  brilliant  green  beetle,  common  in 
  the  south  of  Europe,  used  for  raising  blisters.  See 
  {Blister  beetle}  under  {Blister},  and  {Cantharis}. 
 
  {Spanish  fox}  (Naut.),  a  yarn  twisted  against  its  lay. 
 
  {Spanish  grass}.  (Bot.)  See  {Esparto}. 
 
  {Spanish  juice}  (Bot.),  licorice. 
 
  {Spanish  leather}.  See  {Cordwain}. 
 
  {Spanish  mackerel}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  species  of  mackerel  ({Scomber  colias})  found  both  in 
  Europe  and  America.  In  America  called  {chub  mackerel}, 
  {big-eyed  mackerel},  and  {bull  mackerel}. 
  b  In  the  United  States,  a  handsome  mackerel  having  bright 
  yellow  round  spots  ({Scomberomorus  maculatus}),  highly 
  esteemed  as  a  food  fish.  The  name  is  sometimes 
  erroneously  applied  to  other  species.  See  Illust.  under 
  Mackerel. 
 
  {Spanish  main},  the  name  formerly  given  to  the  southern 
  portion  of  the  Caribbean  Sea,  together  with  the  contiguous 
  coast,  embracing  the  route  traversed  by  Spanish  treasure 
  ships  from  the  New  to  the  Old  World. 
 
  {Spanish  moss}.  (Bot.)  See  {Tillandsia}. 
 
  {Spanish  needles}  (Bot.),  a  composite  weed  ({Bidens 
  bipinnata})  having  achenia  armed  with  needlelike  awns. 
 
  {Spanish  nut}  (Bot.),  a  bulbous  plant  ({Iris  Sisyrinchium}) 
  of  the  south  of  Europe. 
 
  {Spanish  potato}  (Bot.),  the  sweet  potato.  See  under 
  {Potato}. 
 
  {Spanish  red},  an  ocherous  red  pigment  resembling  Venetian 
  red,  but  slightly  yellower  and  warmer.  --Fairholt. 
 
  {Spanish  reef}  (Naut.),  a  knot  tied  in  the  head  of  a 
  jib-headed  sail. 
 
  {Spanish  sheep}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  merino. 
 
  {Spanish  white},  an  impalpable  powder  prepared  from  chalk  by 
  pulverizing  and  repeated  washings,  --  used  as  a  white 
  pigment. 
 
  {Spanish  windlass}  (Naut.),  a  wooden  roller,  with  a  rope 
  wound  about  it  into  which  a  marline  spike  is  thrust  to 
  serve  as  a  lever. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spanish  \Span"ish\,  n. 
  The  language  of  Spain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Spanish 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Spain  or  the  people 
  of  Spain;  "Spanish  music"  [syn:  {Spanish}] 
  n  1:  the  Romance  language  spoken  in  most  of  Spain  and  the 
  countries  colonized  by  Spain  [syn:  {Spanish}] 
  2:  the  people  of  Spain  [syn:  {Spanish},  {Spanish  people}] 




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