Name Report For First Name MUSA:

MUSA

First name MUSA's origins are Arabic and African. MUSA means "arabic form of moses (taken from the water)" (Arabic) and "swahili and muslim name popular among the wolof of senegal, meaning "mercy" or "saved from the water."" in African. You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with MUSA below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of musa.(Brown names are of the same origin (Arabic,African) with MUSA and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with MUSA - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming MUSA

FIRST NAMES WHICH INCLUDES MUSA AS A WHOLE:

omusa musadora

NAMES RHYMING WITH MUSA (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 3 Letters (usa) - Names That Ends with usa:

arethusa creusa medusa phaethusa azusa izusa jesusa nusa ayabusa

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (sa) - Names That Ends with sa:

kissa mandisa nagesa nigesa tisa xetsa zinsa hessa melissa arrosa atisa tasa welsa liisa marphisa anassa charissa inesa larissa marpessa narkissa neysa nitsa nysa odessa ritsa thalassa ursa venessa marcsa zsa angirasa kailasa khasa adalgisa luisa teresa hisa awenasa cha'risa kasa adisa idrissa issa kassa palassa wekesa ebissa forsa risa chafulumisa deorsa ailisa ailsa aldonsa alfonsa alisa alissa allyssa alonsa alysa alyssa amarisa amarissa anarosa aneesa anessa anissa annalisa annelisa annissa anyssa beatrisa blasa brisa brissa bryssa calissa caressa carisa carissa carressa charlisa chelsa cherisa chitsa claressa clarisa clarissa clarrisa corissa

NAMES RHYMING WITH MUSA (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 3 Letters (mus) - Names That Begins with mus:

mus'ad musetta musette musheera mushirah musidora muskan muslim muslimah mustafa mustanen

Rhyming Names According to First 2 Letters (mu) - Names That Begins with mu:

mu'adh mu'awiyah mu'ayyad mu'tasim mu'tazz muadhnait muata mubarak mudada mudawar muenda mufeed mufeeda mufid mufidah mufidy muhammad muhammed muhanned muhjah muhsin muhtadi muhunnad muiel muir muira muircheartaigh muire muireach muireadhach muireall muireann muirfinn muirgheal muirne mujahid mukamutara mukantagara mukarramma mukhtar mukhwana mukki mukonry mulcahy muminah muna munachiso mundhir mundy muneer muneera mungan mungo munir munira munirah munro munroe muntasir muraco murchadh murdoc murdoch murdock mureithi murel muriel murphey murphy murray murrough murry murtadhy murtadi murtagh murtaugh murthuile mut muta muthoni muti muwaffaq

NAMES BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH MUSA:

First Names which starts with 'm' and ends with 'a':

mabbina mabina maca macala macayla macha machara machayla machupa mackayla mackenna macmurra mada madalena madalina maddalena madeeha madeleina madelena madelina madena madia madina madora madra maelisa maertisa magda magdala magdalena magena magnhilda magnilda magnolia maha mahala mahalia mahila mahina maia maiana maida maira mairia mairona maitea maitena maitilda maiya majeeda majella majida maka makala makarioa makda makeda makela makemba makena makenna makya malaika malana maleka malia maliha malika malila malina malinda malita malmuira malva malvina mana manaba manara manauia manda manisha maniya mankalita manoela mantotohpa manuela manya maola mapiya mara maranda marcela marcella marcellia marcia marea mareesa marelda marella marenka

English Words Rhyming MUSA

ENGLISH WORDS WHICH INCLUDES MUSA AS A WHOLE:

amusableadjective (a.) Capable of being amused.

musanoun (n.) A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana (Musa sapientum), the plantain (M. paradisiaca of Linnaeus, but probably not a distinct species), the Abyssinian (M. Ensete), the Philippine Island (M. textilis, which yields Manila hemp), and about eighteen other species. See Illust. of Banana and Plantain.

musaceousadjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the genus Musa.

musaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the Muses, or to Poetry.

musangnoun (n.) A small animal of Java (Paradoxirus fasciatus), allied to the civets. It swallows, but does not digest, large quantities of ripe coffee berries, thus serving to disseminate the coffee plant; hence it is called also coffee rat.

musarnoun (n.) An itinerant player on the musette, an instrument formerly common in Europe.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH MUSA (According to last letters):


Rhyming Words According to Last 3 Letters (usa) - English Words That Ends with usa:


hydromedusanoun (n.) Any medusa or jellyfish which is produced by budding from a hydroid. They are called also Craspedota, and naked-eyed medusae.

inclusanoun (n. pl.) A tribe of bivalve mollusks, characterized by the closed state of the mantle which envelops the body. The ship borer (Teredo navalis) is an example.

medusanoun (n.) The Gorgon; or one of the Gorgons whose hair was changed into serpents, after which all who looked upon her were turned into stone.
 noun (n.) Any free swimming acaleph; a jellyfish.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH MUSA (According to first letters):


Rhyming Words According to First 3 Letters (mus) - Words That Begins with mus:


musnoun (n.) A genus of small rodents, including the common mouse and rat.

muscanoun (n.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species.
 noun (n.) A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole.

muscadelnoun (n.) See Muscatel, n.

muscadinenoun (n.) A name given to several very different kinds of grapes, but in America used chiefly for the scuppernong, or southern fox grape, which is said to be the parent stock of the Catawba. See Grapevine.
 noun (n.) A fragrant and delicious pear.
 noun (n.) See Muscardin.

muscalesnoun (n. pl.) An old name for mosses in the widest sense, including the true mosses and also hepaticae and sphagna.

muscallongenoun (n.) See Muskellunge.

muscardinnoun (n.) The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor.

muscardinenoun (n.) A disease which is very destructive to silkworms, and which sometimes extends to other insects. It is attended by the development of a fungus (provisionally called Botrytis bassiana). Also, the fungus itself.

muscariformadjective (a.) Having the form of a brush.

muscarinnoun (n.) A solid crystalline substance, C5H13NO2, found in the toadstool (Agaricus muscarius), and in putrid fish. It is a typical ptomaine, and a violent poison.

muscatnoun (n.) A name given to several varieties of Old World grapes, differing in color, size, etc., but all having a somewhat musky flavor. The muscat of Alexandria is a large oval grape of a pale amber color.

muscatelnoun (n.) A common name for several varieties of rich sweet wine, made in Italy, Spain, and France.
 noun (n.) Finest raisins, dried on the vine; "sun raisins."
 adjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, or derived from, a muscat grapes or similar grapes; a muscatel grapes; muscatel wine, etc.

muschelkalknoun (n.) A kind of shell limestone, whose strata form the middle one of the three divisions of the Triassic formation in Germany. See Chart, under Geology.

muscinoun (n. pl.) An order or subclass of cryptogamous plants; the mosses. See Moss, and Cryptogamia.

muscicapineadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the Muscicapidae, a family of birds that includes the true flycatchers.

muscidnoun (n.) Any fly of the genus Musca, or family Muscidae.

musciformadjective (a.) Having the form or structure of flies of the genus Musca, or family Muscidae.
 adjective (a.) Having the appearance or form of a moss.

musclenoun (n.) An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.
 noun (n.) The contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up.
 noun (n.) Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.
 noun (n.) See Mussel.

muscledadjective (a.) Furnished with muscles; having muscles; as, things well muscled.

musclingnoun (n.) Exhibition or representation of the muscles.

muscogeesnoun (n. pl.) See Muskogees.

muscoidnoun (n.) A term formerly applied to any mosslike flowerless plant, with a distinct stem, and often with leaves, but without any vascular system.
 adjective (a.) Mosslike; resembling moss.

muscologynoun (n.) Bryology.

muscositynoun (n.) Mossiness.

muscovadonoun (n.) Unrefined or raw sugar.
 adjective (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, unrefined or raw sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Muscovado sugar contains impurities which render it dark colored and moist.

muscovitenoun (n.) A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.
 noun (n.) Common potash mica. See Mica.

muscularadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as, muscular fiber.
 adjective (a.) Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles.
 adjective (a.) Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm.

muscularitynoun (n.) The state or quality of being muscular.

musculationnoun (n.) The muscular system of an animal, or of any of its parts.

musculaturenoun (n.) Musculation.

musculenoun (n.) A long movable shed used by besiegers in ancient times in attacking the walls of a fortified town.

musculinnoun (n.) See Syntonin.

musculocutaneousadjective (a.) Pertaining both to muscles and skin; as, the musculocutaneous nerve.

musculophrenicadjective (a.) Pertaining to the muscles and the diaphragm; as, the musculophrenic artery.

musculositynoun (n.) The quality or state of being musculous; muscularity.

musculospiraladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the muscles, and taking a spiral course; -- applied esp. to a large nerve of the arm.

musculousadjective (a.) Muscular.

musenoun (n.) A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
 noun (n.) One of the nine goddesses who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; -- often used in the plural.
 noun (n.) A particular power and practice of poetry.
 noun (n.) A poet; a bard.
 noun (n.) To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
 noun (n.) To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things present; to be in a brown study.
 noun (n.) To wonder.
 noun (n.) Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study.
 noun (n.) Wonder, or admiration.
 verb (v. t.) To think on; to meditate on.
 verb (v. t.) To wonder at.

musingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muse

musefuladjective (a.) Meditative; thoughtfully silent.

muselessadjective (a.) Unregardful of the Muses; disregarding the power of poetry; unpoetical.

musernoun (n.) One who muses.

musetnoun (n.) A small hole or gap through which a wild animal passes; a muse.

musettenoun (n.) A small bagpipe formerly in use, having a soft and sweet tone.
 noun (n.) An air adapted to this instrument; also, a kind of rustic dance.

museumnoun (n.) A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art.

mushnoun (n.) Meal (esp. Indian meal) boiled in water; hasty pudding; supawn.
 noun (n.) A march on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs; as, he had a long mush before him; -- also used attributively.
 verb (v. t.) To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.
 verb (v. i.) To travel on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs.
 verb (v. t. ) To cause to travel or journey.
 verb (v. t.) To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.

mushroomnoun (n.) An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn.
 noun (n.) Any large fungus, especially one of the genus Agaricus; a toadstool. Several species are edible; but many are very poisonous.
 noun (n.) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
 adjective (a.) Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.

mushyadjective (a.) Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.

musicnoun (n.) The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.
 noun (n.) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.
 noun (n.) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.
 noun (n.) The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.
 noun (n.) Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
 noun (n.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.

musicalnoun (n.) Music.
 noun (n.) A social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.

ENGLISH WORDS BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH MUSA:

English Words which starts with 'm' and ends with 'a':

maanoun (n.) The common European gull (Larus canus); -- called also mar. See New, a gull.

maashanoun (n.) An East Indian coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee.

maclureanoun (n.) A genus of spiral gastropod shells, often of large size, characteristic of the lower Silurian rocks.

macroglossianoun (n.) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.

macrouraadjective (a.) Alt. of Macroural

macruranoun (n. pl.) A subdivision of decapod Crustacea, having the abdomen largely developed. It includes the lobster, prawn, shrimp, and many similar forms. Cf. Decapoda.

mactranoun (n.) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See Surf clam, under Surf.

maculanoun (n.) A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
 noun (n.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.

madeiranoun (n.) A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.

madianoun (n.) A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.

madonnanoun (n.) My lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English.
 noun (n.) A picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe).

madoquanoun (n.) A small Abyssinian antelope (Neotragus Saltiana), about the size of a hare.

madreporanoun (n.) A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched.

madreporarianoun (n. pl.) An extensive division of Anthozoa, including most of the species that produce stony corals. See Illust. of Anthozoa.

madrinanoun (n.) An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules.

madro÷anoun (n.) A small evergreen tree or shrub (Arbutus Menziesii), of California, having a smooth bark, thick shining leaves, and edible red berries, which are often called madro÷a apples.

magdalaadjective (a.) Designating an orange-red dyestuff obtained from naphthylamine, and called magdala red, naphthalene red, etc.

magentanoun (n.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsine, roseine, etc.

magmanoun (n.) Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste.
 noun (n.) A thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol.
 noun (n.) A salve or confection of thick consistency.
 noun (n.) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
 noun (n.) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.
 noun (n.) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.

magnesianoun (n.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.

magnolianoun (n.) A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.

mahanoun (n.) A kind of baboon; the wanderoo.

mahabaratanoun (n.) Alt. of Mahabharatam

mahonianoun (n.) The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage.

mahrattanoun (n.) One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit.
 noun (n.) A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mahrattas.

maianoun (n.) A genus of spider crabs, including the common European species (Maia squinado).
 noun (n.) A beautiful American bombycid moth (Eucronia maia).

majolicanoun (n.) A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.

malanoun (n.) Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
  (pl. ) of Malum

malaccanoun (n.) A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.

malacobdellanoun (n.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.

malacopodanoun (n. pl.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora.

malacostracanoun (n. pl.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.

malacozoanoun (n. pl.) An extensive group of Invertebrata, including the Mollusca, Brachiopoda, and Bryozoa. Called also Malacozoaria.

malaganoun (n.) A city and a province of Spain, on the Mediterranean. Hence, Malaga grapes, Malaga raisins, Malaga wines.

malarianoun (n.) Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers; miasma.
 noun (n.) A morbid condition produced by exhalations from decaying vegetable matter in contact with moisture, giving rise to fever and ague and many other symptoms characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals.

mallophaganoun (n. pl.) An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; -- called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under Bird.

malmanoun (n.) A spotted trout (Salvelinus malma), inhabiting Northern America, west of the Rocky Mountains; -- called also Dolly Varden trout, bull trout, red-spotted trout, and golet.

malpighianoun (n.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.

malthanoun (n.) A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.
 noun (n.) Mortar.

mamanoun (n.) See Mamma.

mammanoun (n.) Mother; -- word of tenderness and familiarity.
 noun (n.) A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; under; bag.

mammalianoun (n. pl.) The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.

mammillanoun (n.) The nipple.

mancanoun (n.) See Mancus.

mandiocanoun (n.) See Manioc.

mandragoranoun (n.) A genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1.

manianoun (n.) Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium.
 noun (n.) Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania.

manilaadjective (a.) Alt. of Manilla

manillanoun (n.) A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa.
 noun (n.) A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city.
 adjective (a.) Same as Manila.

mannanoun (n.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food.
 noun (n.) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora, sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food.
 noun (n.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus, and F. rotundifolia, the manna ashes of Southern Europe.

mantanoun (n.) See Coleoptera and Sea devil.

mantillanoun (n.) A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like.
 noun (n.) A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.

mantissanoun (n.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic.

mantranoun (n.) A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm.

mantuanoun (n.) A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy.
 noun (n.) A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown.

manzanitanoun (n.) A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to A. glauca and A. pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.

maranoun (n.) The principal or ruling evil spirit.
 noun (n.) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
 noun (n.) The Patagonian cavy (Dolichotis Patagonicus).

maranathanoun (n.) "Our Lord cometh;" -- an expression used by St. Paul at the conclusion of his first Epistle to the Corinthians (xvi. 22). This word has been used in anathematizing persons for great crimes; as much as to say, "May the Lord come quickly to take vengeance of thy crimes." See Anathema maranatha, under Anathema.

marantanoun (n.) A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and some species also in India. They have tuberous roots containing a large amount of starch, and from one species (Maranta arundinacea) arrowroot is obtained. Many kinds are cultivated for ornament.

marenanoun (n.) A European whitefish of the genus Coregonus.

marginalianoun (n. pl.) Marginal notes.

marginellanoun (n.) A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.

margosanoun (n.) A large tree of genus Melia (M. Azadirachta) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The M. Azedarach is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as Pride of India, Pride of China, or bead tree. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.

marikinanoun (n.) A small marmoset (Midas rosalia); the silky tamarin.

marimbanoun (n.) A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck.

marimondanoun (n.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Central and South America.

marinoramanoun (n.) A representation of a sea view.

marsalanoun (n.) A kind of wine exported from Marsala in Sicily.

marsdenianoun (n.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species (Marsdenia tinctoria) affords indigo.

marshalseanoun (n.) The court or seat of a marshal; hence, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's household.

marsipobranchianoun (n. pl.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike mouth destitute of jaws. It includes the lampreys and hagfishes. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey. Called also Marsipobranchiata, and Marsipobranchii.

marsupialianoun (n. pl.) A subclass of Mammalia, including nearly all the mammals of Australia and the adjacent islands, together with the opossums of America. They differ from ordinary mammals in having the corpus callosum very small, in being implacental, and in having their young born while very immature. The female generally carries the young for some time after birth in an external pouch, or marsupium. Called also Marsupiata.

martinetanoun (n.) A species of tinamou (Calopezus elegans), having a long slender crest.

masoranoun (n.) A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries.

massasauganoun (n.) The black rattlesnake (Crotalus, / Caudisona, tergemina), found in the Mississippi Valley.

massoranoun (n.) Same as Masora.

mastigopodanoun (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

mastodynianoun (n.) Alt. of Mastodyny

matamatanoun (n.) The bearded tortoise (Chelys fimbriata) of South American rivers.

matanzanoun (n.) A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow.

mattowaccanoun (n.) An American clupeoid fish (Clupea mediocris), similar to the shad in habits and appearance, but smaller and less esteemed for food; -- called also hickory shad, tailor shad, fall herring, and shad herring.

maxillanoun (n.) The bone of either the upper or the under jaw.
 noun (n.) The bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible.
 noun (n.) One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.

mayanoun (n.) The name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.

mazamanoun (n.) Alt. of Mazame

mazourkanoun (n.) Alt. of Mazurka

mazurkanoun (n.) A Polish dance, or the music which accompanies it, usually in 3-4 or 3-8 measure, with a strong accent on the second beat.

meandrinanoun (n.) A genus of corals with meandering grooves and ridges, including the brain corals.

medianoun (n.) pl. of Medium.
 noun (n.) One of the sonant mutes /, /, / (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, /, /, / (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) /, /, / (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute.
  (pl. ) of Medium

medialunanoun (n.) See Half-moon.

medullanoun (n.) Marrow; pith; hence, essence.
 noun (n.) The marrow of bones; the deep or inner portion of an organ or part; as, the medulla, or medullary substance, of the kidney; specifically, the medula oblongata.
 noun (n.) A soft tissue, occupying the center of the stem or branch of a plant; pith.

megalomanianoun (n.) A form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions.

meladanoun (n.) Alt. of Melado

melaenanoun (n.) A discharge from the bowels of black matter, consisting of altered blood.

melanaemianoun (n.) A morbid condition in which the blood contains black pigment either floating freely or imbedded in the white blood corpuscles.

melancholianoun (n.) A kind of mental unsoundness characterized by extreme depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.

melanorrhoeanoun (n.) An East Indian genus of large trees. Melanorrh/a usitatissima is the lignum-vitae of Pegu, and yelds a valuable black varnish.

melasmanoun (n.) A dark discoloration of the skin, usually local; as, Addison's melasma, or Addison's disease.

melastomanoun (n.) A genus of evergreen tropical shrubs; -- so called from the black berries of some species, which stain the mouth.

melenanoun (n.) See Melaena.

melismanoun (n.) A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation.
 noun (n.) A grace or embellishment.