Search Result for "turk\'s cap":
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Melon \Mel"on\ (m[e^]l"[u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple-shaped melon, Gr. mhlope`pwn; mh^lon apple + pe`pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. Marmalade.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo. [1913 Webster] Melon beetle (Zool.), a small leaf beetle (Diabrotiea vittata), which damages the leaves of melon vines. Melon cactus, Melon thistle. (a) (Bot.) A genus of cactaceous plants (Melocactus) having a fleshy and usually globose stem with the surface divided into spiny longitudinal ridges, and bearing at the top a prickly and woolly crown in which the small pink flowers are half concealed. Melocactus communis, from the West Indies, is often cultivated, and sometimes called Turk's cap. (b) The related genus Mamillaria, in which the stem is tubercled rather than ribbed, and the flowers sometimes large. See Illust. under Cactus. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Turk \Turk\ (t[^u]rk), n. [Per. Turk; probably of Tartar origin: cf. F. Turc.] 1. A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey. [1913 Webster] 2. A native or inhabitant of Turkey. [1913 Webster] 3. A Muslim; esp., one living in Turkey. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] It is no good reason for a man's religion that he was born and brought up in it; for then a Turk would have as much reason to be a Turk as a Christian to be a Christian. --Chillingworth. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum weevil, under Plum. [1913 Webster] Turk's cap. (Bot.) (a) Turk's-cap lily. See under Lily. (b) A tulip. (c) A plant of the genus Melocactus; Turk's head. See Melon cactus, under Melon. Turk's head. (a) (Naut.) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line. --R. H. Dana, Jr. (b) (Bot.) See Turk's cap (c) above. Turk's turban (Bot.), a plant of the genus Ranunculus; crowfoot. [1913 Webster]