Barbellate - (a.) Having short, stiff hairs, often barbed at the point.
Barbellulate - (a.) Barbellate with diminutive hairs or barbs.
Belled - (imp. & p. p.) of Bell
Belling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bell
Belladonna - (n.) An herbaceous European plant (Atropa belladonna) with
reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries. The whole plant
and its fruit are very poisonous, and the root and leaves are used as
powerful medicinal agents. Its properties are largely due to the
alkaloid atropine which it contains. Called also deadly nightshade.
Belladonna - (n.) A species of Amaryllis (A. belladonna); the belladonna
Bell animalcule - () An infusorian of the family Vorticellidae, common in
Bell bearer - () A Brazilian leaf hopper (Bocydium tintinnabuliferum),
remarkable for the four bell-shaped appendages of its thorax.
Bellbird - (n.) A South American bird of the genus Casmarhincos, and
family Cotingidae, of several species; the campanero.
Bellbird - (n.) The Myzantha melanophrys of Australia.
Bell crank - () A lever whose two arms form a right angle, or nearly a
right angle, having its fulcrum at the apex of the angle. It is used in
bell pulls and in changing the direction of bell wires at angles of
rooms, etc., and also in machinery.
Belle - (n.) A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome
lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady.
Belled - (a.) Hung with a bell or bells.
Belle-lettrist - (n.) One versed in belles-lettres.
Bellerophon - (n.) A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong
to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.
Belles-lettres - (n. pl.) Polite or elegant literature; the humanities;
-- used somewhat vaguely for literary works in which imagination and
taste are predominant.
Belletristic - (a.) Alt. of Belletristical
Belletristical - (a.) Occupied with, or pertaining to, belles-lettres.
Bell-faced - (a.) Having the striking surface convex; -- said of hammers.
Bellflower - (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its
Bellflower - (n.) A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large,
yellow winter apple.
Bellibone - (n.) A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness; a fair
Bellic - (a.) Alt. of Bellical
Bellical - (a.) Of or pertaining to war; warlike; martial.
Bellicose - (a.) Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
Bellicosely - (adv.) In a bellicose manner.
Bellicous - (a.) Bellicose.
Bellied - (a.) Having (such) a belly; puffed out; -- used in composition;
as, pot-bellied; shad-bellied.
Belligerence - (n.) Alt. of Belligerency
Belligerency - (n.) The quality of being belligerent; act or state of
making war; warfare.
Belligerent - (p. pr.) Waging war; carrying on war.
Belligerent - (p. pr.) Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to
belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.
Belligerent - (n.) A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a
person engaged in warfare.
Belligerently - (adv.) In a belligerent manner; hostilely.
Belling - (n.) A bellowing, as of a deer in rutting time.
Bellipotent - (p. pr.) Mighty in war; armipotent.
Bell jar - () A glass vessel, varying in size, open at the bottom and
closed at the top like a bell, and having a knob or handle at the top
for lifting it. It is used for a great variety of purposes; as, with
the air pump, and for holding gases, also for keeping the dust from
articles exposed to view.
Bellman - (n.) A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of
anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called
Bell metal - () A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three
parts of copper to one of tin; -- used for making bells.
Bell-mouthed - (a.) Expanding at the mouth; as, a bell-mouthed gun.
Bellon - (n.) Lead colic.
Bellona - (n.) The goddess of war.
Bellowed - (imp. & p. p.) of Bellow
Bellowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bellow
Bellow - (v.) To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.
Bellow - (v.) To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor.
Bellow - (v.) To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when
violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound.
Bellow - (v. t.) To emit with a loud voice; to shout; -- used with out.
Bellow - (n.) A loud resounding outcry or noise, as of an enraged bull; a
Bellower - (n.) One who, or that which, bellows.
Bellows - (n. sing. & pl.) An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by
alternate expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top,
draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for various
purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or filling the pipes of
an organ with wind.
Bellows fish - () A European fish (Centriscus scolopax), distinguished by
a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; -- called also
trumpet fish, and snipe fish.
Bell pepper - () A species of Capsicum, or Guinea pepper (C. annuum). It
is the red pepper of the gardens.
Bell-shaped - (a.) Having the shape of a wide-mouthed bell; campanulate.
Belluine - (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a beast; brutal.
Bellwether - (n.) A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell
on his neck.
Bellwether - (n.) Hence: A leader.
Bellwort - (n.) A genus of plants (Uvularia) with yellowish bell-shaped
Bellies - (pl. ) of Belly
Belly - (n.) That part of the human body which extends downward from the
breast to the thighs, and contains the bowels, or intestines; the
Belly - (n.) The under part of the body of animals, corresponding to the
Belly - (n.) The womb.
Belly - (n.) The part of anything which resembles the human belly in
protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part; as, the belly of a
flask, muscle, sail, ship.
Belly - (n.) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part
of which is the back.
Bellied - (imp. & p. p.) of Belly
Bellying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belly
Belly - (v. t.) To cause to swell out; to fill.
Belly - (v. i.) To swell and become protuberant, like the belly; to
Bellyache - (n.) Pain in the bowels; colic.
Bellyband - (n.) A band that passes under the belly of a horse and holds
the saddle or harness in place; a girth.
Bellyband - (n.) A band of flannel or other cloth about the belly.
Bellyband - (n.) A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.
Bellybound - (a.) Costive; constipated.
Bellycheat - (n.) An apron or covering for the front of the person.
Bellycheer - (n.) Good cheer; viands.
Bellycheer - (v. i.) To revel; to feast.
Bellyful - (n.) As much as satisfies the appetite. Hence: A great
abundance; more than enough.
Belly-god - (n.) One whose great pleasure it is to gratify his appetite;
a glutton; an epicure.
Belly-pinched - (a.) Pinched with hunger; starved.
Biflabellate - (a.) Flabellate on both sides.
Big-bellied - (a.) Having a great belly; as, a big-bellied man or flagon;
advanced in pregnancy.
Bluebell - (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula, especially the Campanula
rotundifolia, which bears blue bell-shaped flowers; the harebell.
Bluebell - (n.) A plant of the genus Scilla (Scilla nutans).
Bonibell - (n.) See Bonnibel.
Bowbell - (n.) One born within hearing distance of Bow-bells; a cockney.
Bow-bells - (n. pl.) The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom.
Broken-bellied - (a.) Having a ruptured belly.
Campbellite - (n.) A member of the denomination called Christians or
Disciples of Christ. They themselves repudiate the term Campbellite as
a nickname. See Christian, 3.
Cerebellar - (a.) Alt. of Cerebellous
Cerebellous - (a.) Pertaining to the cerebellum.