cathartine

ca·thar·tine

English syllables. 2014.

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  • cathartine — I. kəˈthärd.ˌīn, ˈkathərˌtīn adjective Etymology: New Latin Cathartes + English ine : of or relating to the genus Cathartes or to the typical vultures the distinctive features of the cathartine head compare accipitrine, buteonine …   Useful english dictionary

  • cathartine — noun A once supposed substance causing the bitterness and purgativeness of the dried leaves or pods of senna plants …   Wiktionary

  • cathartine — (ka tar ti n ) s. f. Substance d une saveur âcre et nauséabonde, qui se trouve dans le séné, dont elle est le principe actif. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. cathartique …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Bitter principle — Principle Prin ci*ple, n. [F. principe, L. principium beginning, foundation, fr. princeps, cipis. See {Prince}.] 1. Beginning; commencement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Doubting sad end of principle unsound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A source, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Principle — Prin ci*ple, n. [F. principe, L. principium beginning, foundation, fr. princeps, cipis. See {Prince}.] 1. Beginning; commencement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Doubting sad end of principle unsound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A source, or origin; that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Principle of contradiction — Principle Prin ci*ple, n. [F. principe, L. principium beginning, foundation, fr. princeps, cipis. See {Prince}.] 1. Beginning; commencement. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Doubting sad end of principle unsound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A source, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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