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mudeel
mud eel n. A small amphibian (Siren lacertina), found in swamps and shallow waters of the southeast United States, that is eellike in appearance and has only front legs, which ...
Mudéjar
Sp. /mooh dhe"hahrdd/, n., pl. Mudéjares /-hah rddes'/, adj. n. 1. a Muslim permitted to remain in Spain after the Christian reconquest, esp. during the 8th to the 13th ...
mudfat
/mud"fat'/, adj. Brit., Australian. (of animals) very fat. [1885-90; from phrase as fat as mud] * * *
mudfish
/mud"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) mudfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) mudfishes. any of various fishes that live in muddy waters, as the bowfin or ...
mudflap
mudflap [mud′flap΄] n. SPLASH GUARD * * *
mudflat
mud flat n. Low-lying muddy land that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide. * * *
mudflow
/mud"floh'/, n. Geol. 1. a flow of mixed earth debris containing a large amount of water. 2. the dried-out product of such a flow. Also called mud slide, mudspate. [1900-05; MUD ...
Mudge, Thomas
born September 1715, Exeter, Devon, Eng. died Nov. 14, 1794, Newington Place, Surrey British watchmaker. In 1765 he invented the lever escapement, the most dependable and ...
Mudgett, Herman Webster
▪ American serial killer byname  H.H. Holmes  born May 16, 1861?, Gilmanton, N.H., U.S. died May 7, 1896, Philadelphia, Pa.       American swindler and confidence ...
mudguard
/mud"gahrd'/, n. 1. Also called mud flap. splash guard. 2. fender (def. 3). [1885-90; MUD + GUARD] * * *
mudhen
mud hen n. Any of various birds, such as the coot or rail, inhabiting marshy or coastal regions. * * *
mudhole
/mud"hohl'/, n. a depression in which mud collects. [1745-55, Amer.; MUD + HOLE] * * *
muditā
      (Sanskrit and Pāli), in Buddhism, the perfect virtue of joy. See brahmavihāra. * * *
mudlark
/mud"lahrk'/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a person who gains a livelihood by searching for iron, coal, old ropes, etc., in mud or low tide. 2. Chiefly Brit. Informal. a street urchin. 3. ...
mudlump
/mud"lump'/, n. a small, short-lived island of clay or silt that forms within a river delta. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
mudminnow
/mud"min'oh/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) mudminnow, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) mudminnows. any of several small, carnivorous fishes of the genera Umbra and ...
mudnest builder
      any bird of the family Grallinidae (q.v.). * * *
mudor suan
Ceremony in which the Votyaks or Udmurts (peoples of the Ural Mountains) consecrated a new family or clan shrine when the ancestral home was too small to accommodate all its ...
mudpack
/mud"pak'/, n. a pastelike preparation, as one consisting of fuller's earth, astringents, etc., used on the face as a cosmetic restorative. [1930-35; MUD + PACK1] * * *
mudpuppy
/mud"pup'ee/, n., pl. mudpuppies. 1. any of several often large, aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus, of eastern North America, having bushy, red gills and well-developed ...
mudra
/meuh drah"/, n. 1. Hinduism, Buddhism. any of a series of arm and hand positions expressing an attitude or action of the deity. 2. any of various similar gestures used in ...
mudroom
mudroom [mud′ro͞om΄] n. a room in a house used for the removal and storage of wet or muddy footwear and outerwear * * * mud·room (mŭdʹro͞om', -ro͝om') n. A small room ...
Mudros, Armistice of
▪ Turkish history       (Oct. 30, 1918), pact signed at the port of Mudros, on the Aegean island of Lemnos, between the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain (representing ...
mudsill
/mud"sil'/, n. the lowest sill of a structure, usually placed in or on the ground. Also called footplate. [1675-85; MUD + SILL] * * *
mudskipper
/mud"skip'euhr/, n. any of several gobies of the genera Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus, of tropical seas from Africa to the East Indies and Japan, noted for the habit of ...
mudslide
mudslide [mud′slīd΄] n. 1. a slow, viscous mudflow down a gradual slope 2. loosely any mudflow * * * mud·slide (mŭdʹslīd') n. A mudflow, especially a slow-moving one. * ...
mudslinger
mud·sling·er (mŭdʹslĭng'ər) n. One who makes malicious charges and otherwise attempts to discredit an opponent, as in a political campaign.   mudʹsling'ing n. * * *
mudslinging
—mudslinger, n. /mud"sling'ing/, n. an attempt to discredit one's competitor, opponent, etc., by malicious or scandalous attacks. [1880-85; MUD + SLINGING] * * *
mudsnake
mud snake n. A burrowing snake (Farancia abacura) of swamps and lowlands of the southeast United States, having black scales with reddish markings. * * *
mudspate
/mud"spayt'/, n. Geol. mudflow. [MUD + SPATE] * * *
mudspringer
/mud"spring'euhr/, n. mudskipper. [MUD + SPRINGER] * * *
mudstone
/mud"stohn'/, n. Geol. a clayey rock with the texture and composition of shale but little or no lamination. [1730-40; MUD + STONE] * * * ▪ rock       sedimentary rock ...
mudsucker
/mud"suk'euhr/, n. a goby, Gillichthys mirabilis, of California, used as bait. [1680-90; MUD + SUCKER] * * *
mudturtle
mud turtle n. Any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon, having hinged lobes on the ventral part of the shell and found in slow-moving fresh waters throughout the ...
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
▪ wildlife preserve, India       wildlife preserve in western Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. Established in 1940, it has an area of 124 square miles ...
mudwasp
mud wasp n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. See mud dauber. See Regional Note at mud dauber. * * *
Mueller
/myooh"leuhr, mul"euhr, mil"-/, n. Paul, 1899-1965, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1948. * * *
Mueller, Lisel
▪ 1998       Throughout a long-established career as a poet, Lisel Mueller had been honoured with a number of literary awards, ranging from the National Book Award in ...
Mueller, Robert
▪ 2002       Just days after taking the oath of office (Sept. 4, 2001) as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller was confronted with the ...
Mueller, Sir Ferdinand von
▪ German botanist in full  Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich, Freiherr (Baron) Von Mueller, Mueller  also spelled  Müller  born June 30, 1825, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Schwerin ...
muenster
/mun"steuhr, moon"-/, n. (often cap.) a white, semisoft, mild cheese made from whole milk. [1900-05; after Müenster in France (Haut-Rhin)] * * *
Muenster (cheese)
Muenster (cheese) [mun′stər, min′stər] n. 〚after Munster, France, where first made〛 a mild light-yellow semisoft cheese * * *
muesli
/myoohs"lee, myoohz"-/, n. a breakfast cereal similar to granola, usually consisting of rolled oats and dried fruit. [1935-40; < dial. G] * * *
muezzin
/myooh ez"in, mooh-/, n. the crier who, from a minaret or other high part of a mosque, at stated hours five times daily, intones aloud the call summoning Muslims to ...
MUF
material unaccounted for. * * *
Mufaḍḍalīyāt, Al-
▪ Arabic anthology Arabic“The Collection of al-Mufaḍḍal”       an anthology of ancient Arabic poems, compiled by al-Mufaḍḍal ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaʿlah ...
muff
—muffy, adj. /muf/, n. 1. a thick, tubular case for the hands, covered with fur or other material, used by women and girls for warmth and as a handbag. 2. a bungled or clumsy ...
muff glass
sheet glass made from a blown cylinder (muff) that is split and flattened. * * *
Muffat, Georg
▪ German composer baptized June 1, 1653, Megève, Savoy [now in France] died Feb. 23, 1704, Passau, Bishopric of Passau [now in Germany]       composer whose concerti ...
muffin
/muf"in/, n. 1. an individual cup-shaped quick bread made with wheat flour, cornmeal, or the like, and baked in a pan (muffin pan) containing a series of cuplike forms. 2. See ...
muffin stand
a small stand having several tiers for holding muffins, cakes, etc., and a tea service. * * *
muffineer
/muf'euh near"/, n. a caster for sprinkling sugar or other condiments on food. [1800-10; MUFFIN + -EER] * * *
muffle
muffle1 /muf"euhl/, v., muffled, muffling, n. v.t. 1. to wrap with something to deaden or prevent sound: to muffle drums. 2. to deaden (sound) by wrappings or other means. 3. to ...
muffle color
Ceram. a color fired onto an object in a muffle kiln. * * *
muffler
/muf"leuhr/, n. 1. a scarf worn around one's neck for warmth. 2. any of various devices for deadening sound, as the sound of escaping gases of an internal-combustion engine. 3. ...
muffuletta
muffuletta [mo͞o΄fə let′ə] n. 〚It dial.〛 a sandwich of cold meats, cheese, and olive salad on a large, round roll: it originated in New Orleans * * * muf·fu·let·ta ...
mufti
/muf"tee/, n., pl. muftis. 1. civilian clothes, in contrast with military or other uniforms, or as worn by a person who usually wears a uniform. 2. a Muslim jurist expert in the ...
Mufti, Saʿid al-
▪ prime minister of Jordan born c. 1898, Amman, Ottoman Empire [now in Jordan] died March 25, 1989       Jordanian politician, three-time prime minister ...
Mufu Mountains
▪ mountains, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Mufu Shan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Mu-fu Shan         range at the border of Hunan, Hubei (Hupeh), and Jiangxi ...
Mufulira
/mooh'feuh lear"euh/, n. a city in N central Zambia, on the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 142,000. * * * ▪ Zambia       town, north-central Zambia. ...
mug
/mug/, n., v., mugged, mugging. n. 1. a drinking cup, usually cylindrical in shape, having a handle, and often of a heavy substance, as earthenware. 2. the quantity it holds. 3. ...
mug shot
Slang. 1. an identifying photograph of a suspect or criminal, often one of a set showing a frontal view, a profile view, and a view of the back of the head. 2. any closeup ...
mug's game
a foolish, useless, or ill-advised venture. [1905-10] * * *
Mugabe
/mooh gah"bee, -bay/, n. Robert (Gabriel), born 1924, Zimbabwean political leader: prime minister 1980-87; president since 1987. * * *
Mugabe, Robert
▪ 2001       During the first six months of 2000, Pres. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe suffered two political setbacks. In a referendum held on February 12–13, voters ...
Mugabe, Robert (Gabriel)
born Feb. 21, 1924, Kutama, Southern Rhodesia First prime minister (1980–87) and executive president (from 1987) of Zimbabwe. With Joshua Nkomo, Mugabe led a Marxist-inspired ...
Mugabe,Robert Gabriel
Mu·ga·be (mo͝o-gäʹbē), Robert Gabriel. Born 1924. Zimbabwean politician who led the Black nationalist struggle against the white minority government of Rhodesia. After ...
muggee
/mu gee"/, n. a person who is attacked by a mugger; the victim of a mugging. [1970-75; MUG + -EE] * * *
mugger
mugger1 /mug"euhr/, n. a person who mugs, esp. one who assaults a person in order to rob him or her. [1860-65, Amer.; MUG + -ER1] mugger2 /mug"euhr/, n. a broad-snouted ...
Muggeridge, Malcolm (Thomas)
born March 24, 1903, Croydon, Surrey, Eng. died Nov. 24, 1990, Hastings, East Sussex British journalist and social critic. A lecturer in Cairo in the late 1920s, he worked for ...
mugginess
See muggy. * * *
mugging
/mug"ing/, n. an assault or threat of violence upon a person, esp. with intent to rob. [1840-50; MUG + -ING1] * * *
muggins
/mug"inz/, n. 1. a convention in the card game of cribbage in which a player scores points overlooked by an opponent. 2. a game of dominoes, in which any player who can make the ...
Muggleton, Lodowick
▪ English religious leader born July 1609, London, Eng. died March 14, 1698, London       English Puritan religious leader and anti-Trinitarian heretic whose followers, ...
muggy
—muggily, adv. —mugginess, n. /mug"ee/, adj., muggier, muggiest. (of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close. [1725-35; mug to drizzle (n. and v.) ( ...
Mughal
/mooh"geuhl/, n., adj. Mogul (defs. 1, 2, 6). * * * (as used in expressions) Mughal architecture Mughal dynasty Mughal painting * * *
Mughal architecture
Building style that flourished in India under the Mughal emperors from the mid16th to the late 17th century. The Mughal period marked a striking revival of Islamic architecture ...
Mughal carpet
Mughal also spelled  Moghul  or  Mogul    any of the handwoven floor coverings made in India in the 16th and 17th centuries for the Mughal emperors and their courts. Aside ...
Mughal dynasty
or Mogul dynasty Muslim dynasty that ruled most of northern India from the early 16th to the mid-18th century. The dynasty's rulers, descended from Timur and Genghis Khan, ...
Mughal glass
also spelled  Mogul,         type of glass made in India during the Mughal period (1556–1707). Because imported Persian craftsmen were patronized by the Mughal court, ...
Mughal painting
Style of painting, confined mainly to book illustrations and miniatures, that evolved in India during the Mughal dynasty (16th–19th centuries). In the initial phases the ...
mugho pine
/myooh"goh, mooh"-/ a prostrate, shrubby pine, Pinus mugo mugo, native to Europe, cultivated as an ornamental. Also called mugo pine. [1750-60; < F mugho < It mugo, of dial. ...
mughopine
mu·gho pine or mu·go pine (myo͞oʹgō, mo͞oʹ-) n. A shrubby, prostrate European pine (Pinus mugo) widely cultivated as an ornamental.   [French, from Italian mugo.] * * *
Muğla
▪ Turkey       city, southwestern Turkey, on the edge of a small plain about 12 miles (20 km) north of the Gulf of Gökova. A favourite residence of the emirs of the ...
mugshot
mug shot n. Informal A photograph of a person's face, especially one made for police files. * * *
mugwort
/mug"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, esp. A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads. [bef. 1000; ME; ...
mugwump
—mugwumpery, mugwumpism, n. —mugwumpian, adj. —mugwumpish, adj. /mug"wump'/, n. 1. a Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the ...
mugwumpery
See mugwump. * * *
Muhajirun
/moo hah"jeuh roohn', -hah'jeuh roohn"/, n.pl., sing. Muhajir /moo hah"jir/. those who accompanied Muhammad on the Hijra. [ < Ar muhajiruna] * * *
Muhallab ibn Abī Ṣufrā, al-
▪ Arabian general born c. 632, Arabia died February 702       Arab general in the service of the Umayyad (Umayyad Dynasty) caliphate and an important participant in the ...
Muhammad
/moo ham"euhd, -hah"meuhd/, n. 1. Also, Mohammed, Mahomet. A.D. 570-632, Arab prophet: founder of Islam. 2. Elijah (Elijah Poole), 1897-1975, U.S. clergyman: leader of the Black ...
Muhammad Ahmed
/am"euhd/, ("the Mahdi") 1844-85, Muslim leader in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. * * *
Muḥammad al-Mahdī al-Ḥujjah
▪ Shīʿite imam also called  Muḥammad Al-muntazar, Hidden Imam, or Twelfth Imam        (disappeared 878), 12th and last imam, venerated by the Ithnā ...
Muhammad Ali
➡ Ali. * * *
Muhammad Ghori
/gaw ree", goh-/. See Mohammed of Ghor. * * *
Muhammad I Askia
or Muhammad Ture died March 2, 1538, Gao, Songhai empire West African statesman and military leader. In 1493, after wresting power from Sonni ‘Alī's son Sonni Baru, ...
Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥanafīyah
▪ Shīʿite imam born , 637 died 710, Medina, Arabia [now Saudi Arabia]       Muslim religious figure who many thought was the legitimate caliph. He was a son of ...
Muḥammad ibn Falāḥ
▪ Muslim theologian born c. 1400, , Wāsiṭ, Iraq died 1461, Hoveyzeh, Iran       Muslim theologian who founded the extremist Mushaʿshaʿ sect of ...
Muḥammad ibn Tughluq
born с 1290, Delhi, India died March 20, 1351, Sonda Second sultan (r. 1325–51) of the Tughluq dynasty, who briefly extended the rule of the Delhi sultanate of northern India ...
Muhammad Riza Pahlavi
/ri zah" pah lah vee", pal"euh vee/. See Pahlavi (def. 1). * * *
Muḥammad Shāh
▪ Mughal emperor in full  Nāṣir-ud-dīn Muḥammad Shāh   born Aug. 7, 1702, Ghaznā, Afghanistan died April 6, 1748, Delhi [now in India]  ineffective, pleasure-loving ...
Muḥammad V
orig. Sīdī Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf born Aug. 10, 1909, Fès, Mor. died Feb. 26, 1961, Rabat Sultan (1927–57) and king (1957–61) of Morocco. On his father's death, he was ...
Muhammad VI
▪ 2000       Hours after the death of King Hassan II of Morocco on July 23, 1999, his oldest son took the throne as Muhammad VI. The new king thus joined two other young ...
Muḥammad XI
▪ Naṣrid ruler in full  Abū ʿabd Allāh Muḥammad Xi , Spanish name  Boabdil  died 1527       last Naṣrid sultan of Granada, Spain. His reign (1482–92) ...
Muḥammad {ʽ}Alī
born 1769, Kavala, Macedonia, Ottoman Empire died Aug. 2, 1849, Alexandria, Egypt Viceroy of Egypt (1805–48) for the Ottoman Empire and founder of the dynasty that ruled Egypt ...
Muḥammad ʿAlī
▪ pasha and viceroy of Egypt Introduction also called  Mehmed Ali  born 1769, Kavala, Macedonia, Ottoman Empire [now in Greece] died Aug. 2, 1849, Alexandria, ...
Muhammad, Elijah
orig. Elijah Poole born Oct. 7, 1897, Sandersville, Ga., U.S. died Feb. 25, 1975, Chicago, Ill. U.S. black separatist and leader of the Nation of Islam. The son of ...
Muhammad,Elijah
Muhammad, Elijah. Originally Elijah Poole. 1897-1975. American activist and leader of the Nation of Islam (1934-1975). * * *
MuhammadAli
Muhammad Ali also Mohammed Ali, 1769-1849. Turkish soldier and viceroy of Egypt (1805-1848) who wrested control of Egypt from the weakening Ottoman Empire (1811) and established ...
Muhammadan
/moo ham"euh dn/, n., adj. Muslim (defs. 1, 2). Also, Muhammedan. [1960-65; MUHAMMAD + -AN] * * *
Muhammadan calendar.
See Muslim Calendar. [1885-90] * * *
Muhammadanism
/moo ham"euh dn iz'euhm/, n. Islam. [1805-15; MUHAMMADAN + -ISM] * * *
Muḥammadī
▪ Persian painter byname of  Mīrzā ʿAlī   flourished 16th century, Ṣafavid Iran    one of the leading court painters during the time (1548–97) that the Ṣafavid ...
MuhammadII
Muhammad II also Mohammed II, 1429?-1481. Sultan of Turkey (1451-1481) and founder of the Ottoman Empire. He conquered Constantinople in 1453 and made it his capital. * * *
Muhammadiyah
▪ Indonesian Islamic reform organization       socioreligious organization in Indonesia, established in 1912 at Jogjakarta, aimed at adapting Islām to modern ...
Muhando, Penina O.
▪ African playwright born 1948, Tanganyika [now Tanzania]       Tanzanian playwright and scholar, one of the few female writers published in the Swahili language as of ...
Muharram
/mooh har"euhm/, n. Moharram. * * *
Muḥarraq, Al-
▪ Bahrain       municipality in the state and emirate of Bahrain, on Al-Muḥarraq Island, the northernmost island of the Bahrain archipelago, in the Persian Gulf. It ...
Muḥāsibī, al-
born с 781, Al-Baṣrah died 857, Baghdad Sufi theologian. He was reared in Baghdad in a prosperous family. He evolved a rationalist theology, advancing his ideas in didactic ...
Muhavura
▪ volcano, Africa also called  Volcan Muhabura,         extinct volcano at the easternmost end of the Virunga (Virunga National Park) Mountains in east central ...
Muhe, Ulrich
▪ 2008 Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe        German actor born June 20, 1953 , Grimma, E.Ger. died July 22, 2007, Walbeck, Ger. gained international acclaim for his ...
Mühlbach
/myuul"bahkh/, n. Luise /looh ee"zeuh/, (Klara Müller Mundt), 1814-73, German novelist. * * *
Muhlenberg
/myooh"leuhn berrg'/, n. 1. Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801, U.S. clergyman and statesman: first Speaker of the House 1789-91, 1793-95. 2. his father, Henry Melchior ...
Muhlenberg family
Distinguished U.S. family associated with the state of Pennsylvania and the Lutheran church. Henry Melchior Mühlenberg (1711–87) emigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany and ...
Mühlhausen
▪ Germany also called  Mühlhausen in Thüringen        city, Thuringia Land (state), central Germany. It lies on the Unstrut River, in the Thuringian Basin ...
Muhlstock, Louis
▪ 2002       Polish-born Canadian painter (b. April 23, 1904, Narajow, Pol.—d. Aug. 26, 2001, Montreal, Que.), was celebrated for his artistic depictions of the Great ...
muhly
▪ plant       any of about 125 species of range grasses constituting the genus Muhlenbergia (family Poaceae), native to North and South America. Some species are less ...
Muḥsin, Zuhayr
▪ Palestinian leader also spelled  Zuheir Mohsen  born 1936, Ṭulkarm, Palestine [West Bank] died July 26, 1979, Nice, France       Palestinian nationalist who was a ...
Muhu
▪ islands, Estonia German  Moon        archipelago and island, Estonia, separating the Gulf of Riga from the Baltic Sea. The archipelago's three main islands are ...
Muir
/myoor/, n. 1. Edwin, 1887-1959, English poet. 2. John, 1838-1914, U.S. naturalist, explorer, and writer; born in Scotland. * * *
Muir Glacier
a glacier in SE Alaska, flowing SE from Mt. Fairweather into Glacier Bay. 350 sq. mi. (905 sq. km). * * *
Muir Woods National Monument
National woodland, northern California, U.S. A virgin stand of coastal redwoods, it covers an area of 554 acres (224 hectares) near the Pacific coast, northwest of San ...
Muir, Edwin
▪ Scottish writer born May 15, 1887, Deerness, Orkney, Scot. died Jan. 3, 1959, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       literary critic, translator, and one of the chief ...
Muir, Frank
▪ 1999       British comedy writer and broadcaster who exhibited his facility for wordplay, which figured prominently in his writing and in his participation on the ...
Muir, Jean Elizabeth
▪ 1996       British dressmaker (b. July 17, 1928, London, England—d. May 28, 1995, London), as a champion of "the little black dress," created classically elegant, ...
Muir, John
born April 21, 1838, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scot. died Dec. 24, 1914, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. U.S. naturalist and conservationist. Muir emigrated from Scotland with his family ...
Muir,John
Muir (myo͝or), John. 1838-1914. Scottish-born American naturalist who promoted the creation of national parks and reservations. * * *
Muirfield
a golf course on the east coast of Scotland near Edinburgh, one of the courses on which the British Open is regularly played. * * *
mujāhadah
▪ Ṣūfism       (Arabic: “striving”), in Sufism, struggle with the carnal self; the word is related to jihad (struggle), which is often understood as “holy ...
mujahedin
/mooh jah'he deen"/, n.pl. (sometimes cap.) Muslim guerrilla fighters, esp. in Afghanistan and Iran. Also, mujaheddin, mujahideen. * * *
mujahideen
mu·ja·hi·deen also mu·ja·he·deen or mu·ja·hi·din (mo͞o-jä'hĕ-dēnʹ) pl.n. Muslim guerrilla warriors engaged in a jihad.   [Arabic, or Persian mujāhidīn pl. of ...
Mujica Láinez, Manuel
▪ Argentine writer born September 11, 1910, Buenos Aires, Argentina died April 21, l984, Córdoba province       popular Argentine writer whose novels and short stories ...
mujik
/mooh zhik", mooh"zhik/, n. muzhik. * * *
mujtahid
/moohj tah"hid/, n. Islam. a person who has been certified as capable of interpreting religious law. [1805-15; < Ar: lit., one who exerts himself; see IJTIHAD] * * *
Mujur rug
 any of the prayer rugs (prayer rug) handwoven in Mucur (Mujur, or Mudjar), a village near Kırşehir in central Turkey. As have the designs of Makri rugs, the designs of Mujur ...
Mukacheve
▪ Ukraine also spelled  Mukachevo  or  Mukachiv        city, western Ukraine, on the Latoritsa (Latoritsya) River. Its location controls the southern approach to a ...
Mukai Kyorai
▪ Japanese poet original name  Mukai Kanetoki,  also called  Rakushisha  born 1651, Nagasaki, Japan died Oct. 8, 1704, Kyōto       Japanese haiku poet of the ...
Mukalla
/mooh kal"euh/, n. a seaport in SE Yemen, on the Gulf of Aden. 158,000. * * *
Mukallā, Al-
▪ Yemen       port, southeastern Yemen, on the Hadhramaut coast of the Gulf of Aden. The largest settlement and the only important port in the eastern part of the ...
Mukammas, David al-
▪ Jewish philosopher in full  David Abū Sulaymān Ibn Marwān Ar-raqqī Al-mukammas , also called  David Ha-bavli   flourished 900, Raqqah, Syria       Syrian ...
Mukasey, Michael
▪ 2008 born July 28, 1941, New York, N.Y.       On Nov. 9, 2007, Michael Mukasey was sworn in as the 81st U.S. attorney general. Mukasey, the third attorney general to ...
Mukden
/mook"den", moohk"-/, n. a former name of Shenyang. * * *
Mukden Incident
(1931) Seizure of the Manchurian city of Mukden (now Shenyang, China). Responding to Russian pressure from the north and to the increasingly successful unification of China by ...
Mukha
/mooh kah"/, n. Mocha. * * *
Mukherjee, Bharati
▪ American author born July 27, 1940, Calcutta, India       Indian-born American novelist and short-story writer whose work reflects Indian culture and immigrant ...
Mukherjee, Hrishikesh
▪ 2007       Indian filmmaker (b. Sept. 30, 1922, Calcutta, British India [now Kolkata, India]—d. Aug. 27, 2006, Mumbai [Bombay], India), in a Bollywood career than ...
Mukhopadhyay, Subhas
▪ 2004       Bengali poet (b. Feb. 12, 1919, Krishnanagar, Bengal, India—d. July 8, 2003, Kolkata [Calcutta], India), wrote poetry of social commitment. His voice, ...
Mukhtār ibn Abū ʿUbayd al-Thaqafi, al-
▪ Muslim leader born c. 622, al-Ṭaʾif, Arabia [now in Saudi Arabia] died March 687, Kūfah, Iraq       Shīʿite Muslim leader who in 686 championed the ...
mukluk
/muk"luk/, n. 1. a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin. 2. a similar boot with a soft sole, usually worn for ...
Muktafī, al-
▪ ʿAbbāsid caliph died 908       ʿAbbāsid caliph (reigned 902–908) who prosecuted wars on several fronts vigorously in a period of disintegration of the Islamic ...
mukti
/mook"tee/, n. Hinduism. moksha. [1775-85; < Skt] * * *
muktuk
muktuk [muk′tuk΄] n. blubber and skin of a whale eaten as food * * * muk·tuk (mŭkʹtŭk') n. Whale blubber and skin, eaten as food.   [Inuit maktak.] * * *
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
▪ work by Nagarjuna       (Sanskrit: “Fundamentals of the Middle Way”), Buddhist text by Nāgārjuna (Nagarjuna), the exponent of the Mādhyamika (Middle Way) school ...
Mulanje
▪ Malawi formerly  Mlanje,         town, southern Malawi (Malaŵi). At the southwestern foot of Mulanje Peak, it lies on the railway to Blantyre and is the area's ...
Mulanje Mountains
▪ mountains, Malaŵi       mountains in Mulanje District, southeastern Malaŵi. They rise abruptly from the surrounding plateau in an almost rectangular syenite mass ...
mulatto
/meuh lat"oh, -lah"toh, myooh-/, n., pl. mulattoes, adj. n. 1. the offspring of one white parent and one black parent: not in technical use. 2. a person whose ancestry is a ...
Mulaydah, Battle of al-
▪ Arabian history       (1891), decisive victory for Ibn Rashīd, the ruler of the Rashīdī kingdom at Ḥāʾil, near Jabal Shammar in Najd, northern Arabia, who ...
mulberry
/mul"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. mulberries. 1. the edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus. 2. a tree of this genus, as M. rubra (red mulberry or ...
mulberry family
the plant family Moraceae, characterized by deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having simple, alternate leaves, often milky sap, dense clusters of small ...
Mulberry harbours
two very large artificial harbours that were built in Britain and then pulled across the Channel to the French coast so that supplies could be provided for the Allied soldiers ...
Mulcahy, Richard James
▪ Irish soldier and politician born May 10, 1886, Waterford, County Waterford, Ire. died Dec. 16, 1971, Dublin       Irish Republican Brotherhood soldier, afterward ...
Mulcaster, Richard
▪ English educator born c. 1531, Cumberland, England died April 15, 1611, Stamford Rivers, Essex       English schoolmaster, many of whose pedagogical theories were not ...
mulch
/mulch/, n. 1. a covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit ...
mulcher
/mul"cheuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that mulches. 2. a machine or device that cuts up grass, leaves, etc., for use as mulch. [MULCH + -ER1] * * *
mulching mower
mulching mower n. a lawn mower that shreds blades of grass into very small pieces that are left on the lawn to decay and return moisture and nutrients to the soil * * *
mulct
/mulkt/, v.t. 1. to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle. 2. to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc. 3. to punish (a person) by ...
Mulde River
▪ river, Germany       tributary of the Elbe River in east-central Germany, formed just north of Colditz by the confluence of the 63-mi- (102-km-) long Freiberger Mulde ...
Muldoon
/mul doohn"/, n. Robert David, 1921-92, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1975-84. * * *
Muldoon, Paul
▪ 2004       The U.S.-based poet from Northern Ireland Paul Muldoon—whose wit and confidence effervesced on the page, leaving readers at once amused and ...
Muldoon, Robert
▪ prime minister of New Zealand in full  Robert David Muldoon   born , Sept. 25, 1921, Auckland, N.Z. died Aug. 5, 1992, Auckland       accountant, politician, and ...
Muldoon, William
▪ American athlete byname  Iron Duke   born May 25, 1852, Caneadea, N.Y., U.S. died June 3, 1933, Purchase, N.Y.       American wrestling champion and boxing ...
mule
mule1 /myoohl/, n. 1. the sterile offspring of a female horse and a male donkey, valued as a work animal, having strong muscles, a body shaped like a horse, and donkeylike long ...
mule chest
a low chest with drawers, mounted on a low frame. [1910-15] * * *
mule deer
a deer, Odocoileus hemionus, of western North America, having large ears and a gray coat. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * * Large-eared deer (Odocoileus hemionus) of western North ...
mule skinner
Informal. a muleteer. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
mule spinning
a process of spinning that produces extremely fine yarn by drawing and twisting the roving, and winding the resultant yarn onto a bobbin or spindle in the form of a cop. Cf. ring ...
mule train
a line of pack mules or a line of wagons drawn by mules. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
mule-ears
/myoohl"earz'/, n., pl. mule-ears. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of several composite plants of the genus Wyethia, of the western U.S., having large leaves and broad flower ...
mule-fat
/myoohl"fat'/, n. a composite shrub, Baccharis viminea, of California, having willowlike leaves and clustered flowers, growing in riverbeds. [1930-35; so called from its being a ...
muledeer
mule deer n. A brownish-gray deer (Odocoileus hemionus) of western North America, having long mulelike ears, large branching antlers in the male, and a black-tipped tail. Also ...
muleheaded
/myoohl"hed'id/, adj. South Midland and Southern U.S. stubborn; intractable. [1880-85; MULE1 + HEAD + -ED3] * * *
muleskinner
mule·skin·ner (myo͞olʹskĭn'ər) n. Informal A driver of mules. * * *
muleta
/mooh lay"teuh, -let"euh/, n. a red cloth similar to but smaller than a capa and manipulated by a stick set into one of the three holes in or near the center, for use by a ...
muleteer
/myooh'leuh tear"/, n. a driver of mules. [1530-40; < MF muletier, equiv. to mulet (see MULE1, -ET) + -ier -IER2; see -EER] * * *
muley
/myooh"lee, mool"ee/, adj., n., pl. muleys. adj. 1. (of cattle or deer) hornless; polled. n. 2. any cow. Also, mulley. [1565-75; var. of dial. moiley < Ir maol or Welsh moel ...
muley saw
a saw having a long, stiff blade that is not stretched in a gate, but whose motion is directed by clamps at each end mounted on guide rails. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
mulga
/mul"geuh/, n., pl. mulgas, mulga. 1. an Australian shrub or small tree, Acacia aneura, forming dense growths in some areas and having foliage used as forage for livestock. 2. an ...
Mulhacén
/moohl'ah then"/, n. a mountain in S Spain: the highest peak in Spain. 11,411 ft. (3478 m). * * *
Mulhare, Edward
▪ 1998       Irish-born American actor who was best known for his portrayal of roles first made famous by Rex Harrison; on Broadway he followed Harrison as Henry Higgins ...
Mülheim
Mülheim [än der ro͞or′mül′hīm΄] city in W Germany, on the Ruhr, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia: pop. 177,000: also Mülheim an der Ruhr [än der ro͞or′] * * ...
Mülheim an der Ruhr
/myuul"huym ahn derdd rddoohrdd"/ a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, W Germany, near Essen. 176,100. * * * ▪ Germany       city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), ...
Mulhouse
/myuu loohz"/, n. a city in E France, near the Rhine. 119,326. German, Mülhausen /myuul how"zeuhn/. * * * ▪ France German  Mülhausen,         industrial town, ...
muliebrity
—muliebral, adj. /myooh'lee eb"ri tee/, n. 1. womanly nature or qualities. 2. womanhood. [1585-95; < LL muliebritas womanhood, equiv. to L muliebri(s) womanly (deriv. of mulier ...
mulier
mulier1 /myooh"lee euhr/, n. Old Eng. Law. a woman or wife. [1325-75; ME < AF L:
mulier puisne
Old Eng. Law. the legitimate son of parents whose first son was illegitimate. Cf. bastard eigne. [1620-30] * * *
mulierty
/myooh"lee euhr tee/, n. Old Eng. Law. the state of being of legitimate birth. [1620-30; < AF muliertie. See MULIER2, -TY2] * * *
Mulisch, Harry
▪ Dutch author in full  Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch  born July 29, 1927, Haarlem, Neth.       prolific Dutch author known chiefly for his clear, economical ...
mulish
—mulishly, adv. —mulishness, n. /myooh"lish/, adj. of or like a mule, as being very stubborn, obstinate, or intractable. [1745-55; MULE1 + -ISH1] * * *
mulishly
See mulish. * * *
mulishness
See mulishly. * * *
mull
mull1 /mul/, v.i. 1. to study or ruminate; ponder. v.t. 2. to think about carefully; consider (often fol. by over): to mull over an idea. 3. to make a mess or failure ...
Mull
/mul/, n. an island in the Hebrides, in W Scotland. 3185; ab. 351 sq. mi. (910 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, Scotland, United Kingdom       second largest island of the ...
Mullā Ṣadrā
▪ Iranian philosopher also called  Ṣadr Ad-dīn Ash-shīrāzī  born c. 1571, , Shīrāz, Iran died 1640, Basra, Iraq       philosopher, who led the Iranian ...
mullah
/mul"euh, mool"euh, mooh"leuh/, n. 1. (in Islamic countries) a title of respect for a person who is learned in, teaches, or expounds the sacred law. 2. (in Turkey) a provincial ...
mullahism
See mullah. * * *
mullein
/mul"euhn/, n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Verbascum, of the figwort family, native to the Old World, esp. V. thapsus, a tall plant with woolly leaves and a ...
mullein pink
mullein pink n. a perennial woolly plant (Lychnis coronaria) of the pink family, with reddish flowers * * *
mullein pink.
See rose campion. [1830-40] * * *
mulleinpink
mullein pink n. See rose campion. * * *
muller
muller1 /mul"euhr/, n. 1. an implement of stone or other substance with a flat base for grinding paints, powders, etc., on a slab of stone or the like. 2. any of various ...
Muller
/myooh"leuhr, mul"euhr, mil"-/, n. Hermann Joseph, 1890-1967, U.S. geneticist: Nobel prize for medicine 1946. * * * (as used in expressions) Lucas Müller Geiger Müller ...
Müller
/mul"euhr/; Ger. /myuu"leuhrdd/, n. 1. Friedrich Max /free"drik maks/; Ger. /frddee"drddikh mahks/, 1823-1900, English Sanskrit scholar and philologist born in Germany. 2. Johann ...
Muller v. State of Oregon
▪ law case       U.S. Supreme Court case decided in 1908 that, although it appeared to promote the health and welfare of female workers, in fact led to additional ...
Müller, (Friedrich)Max
Mül·ler (mŭlʹər, myo͞oʹlər, müʹ-), (Friedrich) Max. 1823-1900. German-born British philologist and Orientalist noted for his studies of Sanskrit language and ...
Müller, Erwin Wilhelm
▪ American physicist born June 13, 1911, Berlin died May 17, 1977, Washington, D.C.       German-U.S. physicist who originated field emission microscopy (microscope). ...
Müller, Friedrich
▪ Austrian linguist born March 6, 1834, Jemnik, Austria [now Jemnice, Czech Republic] died May 25, 1898, Vienna       Austrian linguist who worked on many different ...
Müller, Georg Elias
▪ German psychologist born July 20, 1850, Grimma, Saxony died Dec. 23, 1934, Göttingen, Ger.       German psychologist who, as director of one of the major centres of ...
Muller, Heiner
▪ 1996       East German dramatist and director whose plays transcended the conventions of Socialist Realism with episodic, experimental structures and complex, often ...
Müller, Hermann
▪ chancellor of Germany born May 18, 1876, Mannheim, Ger. died March 20, 1931, Berlin       statesman and leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD (Social ...
Muller, Hermann Joseph
born Dec. 21, 1890, New York, N.Y., U.S. died April 5, 1967, Indianapolis, Ind. U.S. geneticist. He attended Columbia University. The possibility of consciously guiding human ...
Müller, Johannes Peter
born July 14, 1801, Koblenz, France died April 28, 1858, Berlin, Ger. German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and natural philosopher. He studied at the Universities of ...
Müller, Johannes von
▪ Swiss historian born Jan. 3, 1752, Schaffhausen, Switz. died May 29, 1809, Kassel, Westphalia [Germany]       Swiss scholar and public official who was the most ...
Müller, Karl Alex
▪ Swiss physicist in full  Karl Alexander Müller   born April 20, 1927, Basel, Switz.       Swiss physicist who, along with J. Georg Bednorz (Bednorz, J. Georg), was ...
Müller, Karl Otfried
▪ German scholar born Aug. 28, 1797, Brieg, Silesia [now in Poland] died Aug. 1, 1840, Athens       German professor and scholar of classical Greek studies whose ...
Müller, Max
▪ German scholar Introduction in full  Friedrich Max Müller  born Dec. 6, 1823, Dessau, duchy of Anhalt [Germany] died Oct. 28, 1900, Oxford, Eng.  German scholar of ...
Müller, Otto
▪ German painter born 1874, Liebau, Ger. died Sept. 24, 1930, Breslau, Ger.  German painter and printmaker who became a member of the Expressionist movement. He is ...
Müller, Paul Hermann
▪ Swiss chemist born Jan. 12, 1899, Olten, Switz. died Oct. 12, 1965, Basel  Swiss chemist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1948 for discovering the ...
Müller, Sophus Otto
▪ Danish paleontologist born May 24, 1846, Copenhagen, Den. died Feb. 23, 1934, Copenhagen       Danish archaeologist who, during the late 19th century, discovered the ...
Müller, Wilhelm
▪ German poet born Oct. 7, 1794, Dessau, duchy of Anhalt [Germany] died Sept. 30, 1827, Dessau       German poet who was known both for his lyrics that helped to arouse ...
Muller,Hermann Joseph
Mul·ler (mŭlʹər), Hermann Joseph. 1890-1967. American geneticist. He won a 1946 Nobel Prize for the study of the hereditary effect of x-rays on genes. * * *
Müller,Johann
Müller, Johann. Known as Re·gi·o·mon·ta·nus (rē'jē-ō-mŏn-tāʹnəs, -täʹ-, rĕj'ē-) 1436-1476. German mathematician and astronomer who established the study of ...
Müller,Karl Alex
Müller, Karl Alex. Born 1927. Swiss physicist. He shared a 1987 Nobel Prize for pioneering research in superconductivity. * * *
Müller-Lyer illusion
/mul"euhr luy"euhr, myooh"leuhr-, mil"euhr-/; Ger. /myuul"euhrdd lee"euhrdd/ a geometric illusion in which two lines of equal length appear unequal depending on whether angular ...
Müllerian mimicry
/myooh lear"ee euhn, mu-, mi-/, Ecol. the resemblance in appearance of two or more unpalatable species, which are avoided by predators to a greater degree than any one of the ...
Müllerianmimicry
Mül·le·ri·an mimicry (myo͞o-lîrʹē-ən, mə-, mĭ-) n. A form of protective mimicry in which two or more distasteful or harmful species, especially of insects, closely ...
mullet
mullet1 /mul"it/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) mullet, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) mullets. 1. any of several marine or freshwater, usually gray fishes of the ...
Mullett, Alfred B.
▪ American architect in full  Alfred Bult Mullett   born April 7, 1834, Taunton, Somerset, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1890, Washington, D.C., U.S.       British-born American ...
mulley
/mool"ee/, adj., n., pl. mulleys. muley. * * *
mulligan
/mul"i geuhn/, n. 1. Also called mulligan stew. a stew containing meat, vegetables, etc., esp. one made of any available ingredients. 2. Golf. a shot not counted against the ...
Mulligan River
▪ river, Australia       intermittent stream in east-central Australia. Rising in the Toko Range, Queensland, it flows southeast past Barrington Peak on the west. It ...
mulligan stew
mulligan stew a stew made of odd bits of meat and vegetables, esp. as prepared by hobos * * *
Mulligan, Gerald Joseph
▪ 1997       ("GERRY"), U.S. jazz musician and arranger (b. April 6, 1927, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 20, 1996, Darien, Conn.), was an outstanding baritone saxophonist, a ...
Mulligan, Gerry
orig. Gerald Joseph Mulligan born April 6, 1927, Queens Village, Long Island, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 20, 1996, Darien, Conn. U.S. jazz saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, ...
Mulligan, Richard
▪ 2001       American actor (b. Nov. 13, 1932, New York, N.Y.—d. Sept. 26, 2000, Los Angeles, Calif.), had a 40-year career during which he appeared in numerous films, ...
Mulligan,Gerald Joseph
Mul·li·gan (mŭlʹĭ-gən), Gerald Joseph. Known as “Gerry.” 1927-1996. American jazz saxophonist and arranger known for his improvisational style and for introducing a ...
mulliganstew
mulligan stew n. A stew made of bits of various meats and vegetables.   [Probably from the name Mulligan.] * * *
mulligatawny
/mul'i geuh taw"nee/, n. a curry-flavored soup of East Indian origin, made with chicken or meat stock. [1775-85; < Tamil milakutannir lit., pepper water] * * *
mulligrubs
/mul"i grubz'/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Southern U.S. ill temper; colic; grumpiness. [1590-1600; earlier mulligrums, appar. alter. of MEGRIMS] * * *
Mullikan,Robert Sanderson
Mul·li·kan (mŭlʹĭ-kən), Robert Sanderson. 1896-1986. American chemist and physicist. He won a 1966 Nobel Prize for research on the bond between atoms in a molecule. * * *
Mulliken
/mul"i keuhn/, n. Robert Sanderson /san"deuhr seuhn/, 1896-1986, U.S. chemist and physicist: Nobel prize for chemistry 1966. * * *
Mulliken, Robert Sanderson
▪ American chemist and physicist born June 7, 1896, Newburyport, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 31, 1986, Arlington, Va.  American chemist and physicist who received the 1966 Nobel ...
mullion
/mul"yeuhn/, Archit. n. 1. a vertical member, as of stone or wood, between the lights of a window, the panels in wainscoting, or the like. 2. one of the radiating bars of a rose ...
mullioned
See mullion. * * *
Mullis
Mul·lis (mŭlʹĭs), Kary Banks. Born 1944. American biochemist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize in chemistry for devising the polymerase chain reaction technique, which is used ...
Mullis, Kary B(anks)
born Dec. 28, 1944, Lenoir, N.C., U.S. U.S. biochemist. He received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1983 he invented the polymerase chain ...

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