Dictionary: A-LATE' – AL-BU'MEN

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A-LATE', a.

Bordered by a membranous or leafy expansion.

A-LATE', adv.

Lately. [Not used.]

A-LAT'ED, a. [L. ala, a wing; alatus, winged.]

Winged; having dilatations like wings. Botany.

A-LATERE, adv. [or a.; A latere. L.]

A legate a latere, is a pope's legate or envoy, so called because sent from his side, from among his favorites and counselors. Parr.


A trivial name of a species of Rhamnus or buckthorn.

ALB, n. [L. albus, Gr. αλφος, white.]

A surplice or vestment of white linen, reaching to the feet; worn by the Romish clergy. Also a Turkish coin, called also an asper, value one hundred and twelve mills.


An aquatic fowl, belonging to the order of Ansers. The bill is strait; the upper mandible crooked at the point, and the lower one truncated; the nostrils are oval, open and little prominent, and placed on the sides; the wings are pennated, and there are three webbed toes on each foot. The upper part of the body is of a spotted brown, and the belly white. It is of the size of a pelican or larger, very voracious, preying on fish and small water fowls. These fowls are seen in great numbers about the capes of the two continents, and on the northern shores of Asia. They are sometimes called the great gull. – Encyc.

AL-BE'IT, v. [or adv. This is supposed to be a compound of all, be, and it, and is equivalent to admit, or grant it all.]

Be it so; admit all that; although; notwithstanding. Whereas ye say, the Lord saith it, albeit I have not spoken. – Ezek. xiii. [This word is nearly antiquated.]


A fish of the truttaceous or trout kind, found in the German lakes, weighing five or six pounds. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

AL-BES'CENT, a. [L. albesco, to grow white.]

Becoming white; or rather, whitish; moderately white. – Encyc.

AL'BI-CORE, n. [Port. albacor; al and bacoro, a little pig.]

A marine fish, like a tunny, noted for following ships.


The act of making white.


A party of Reformers, who separated from the church of Rome in the 12th century; so called from the Albegeois, a small territory in France, where they resided. They are sometimes confounded with the Waldenses; but they were prior to them in time, differed from them in some of their tenets, and resided in a different part of France. The Catholics made war upon them, and they gradually dwindled, till the Reformation, when the remains of them fell in with the followers of Zuinglius and the Genevan Protestants. – Encyc.

AL'BIN, n. [L. albus, white.]

A mineral, of opake white color, consisting of aggregated crystaline lamins, found in Bohemia. This is regarded as a variety of apophyllite. – Werner. Cleaveland.

AL-BI'NO, n. [L. albus, white.]

A white descendant of black parents, or a white person belonging to a race of blacks. A person unnaturally white.


A name signifying white men, given by the Portuguese to the white negroes of Africa. The color of this race appears like that of persons affected with leprosy; and the negroes look upon them as monsters. – Encyc.

AL'BI-ON, n.

An ancient name of England, still used in poetry. It is supposed this name was given to it on account of its white cliffs.


Tetarto-prismatic feldspar. – Shepard.

AL-BO'RA, n.

A sort of itch or rather leprosy, terminating without ulceration, but with fetid evacuations in the mouth and nostrils.

AL-BO'RO, n.

The erythrinus, a small red fish of the Mediterranean. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

AL-BU-GIN'E-OUS, a. [L. albugo, the white spot in the eye, from albus, white.]

Pertaining to or resembling the white of the eye, or of an egg. – Encyc. Albugineous humor, the aqueous humor of the eye. – Encyc. Quincy.

AL-BU'GO, n.

The white speck in the eye, called the film, haw, dragon, pearl or cicatrice. Also a disease of the eye, occasioned by a white opake spot growing on the cornea and obstructing vision. It is called also leucoma, nebula, pannus oculi, onyx, unguis, &c. – Quincy. Encyc.

AL-BU'LA, n.

A species of truttaceous fish, destitute of teeth. The Albula Indica is called by the Dutch wit-fish, and is of the size of a herring. The Albula nobilis is a fish caught in the lakes of Germany. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

AL'BUM, n. [L. albus, white.]

  1. Among the Romans, a white table, board or register, on which the names of public officers and public transactions were entered. – Lat. Dict.
  2. A book, originally blank, in which foreigners or strangers insert autographs of celebrated persons, or in which friends insert pieces as memorials for each other.

AL-BU'MEN, n. [L. from albus, white.]

  1. The white of an egg. A like substance is a chief constituent in all animal solids. – Ure.
  2. In botany, the substance that surrounds the embryo of plants. – Lindley.