from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism One of the manifestations and cult titles of the wife of Shiva and mother goddess Devi, especially in her malevolent role as a goddess of death and destruction, depicted as black, red-eyed, blood-stained, and wearing a necklace of skulls.
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- proper n. A goddess in Hinduism, and one of the most significant figures within that religion.
- proper n. A male demon, lord of Kali Yuga and the nemesis of Kalki, tenth Avatar of Vishnu.
- proper n. A female given name used in India.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.
- proper n. The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga, Anna Purna.
- n. The glasswort (Salsola Kali).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plant Salsola Kali, the prickly saltwort or glasswort. See alkali and Salsola.
- n. Potash: so called by German chemists. Also kalin.
- n. A carpet with a long pile, as distinguished from the carpets without nap.
- n. The largest in the set of carpets commonly used in a Persian room, filling the center of the room.
- n. For words beginning thus, see cali-.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
- n. wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi
Sanskrit Kālī, from kālī, feminine of kāla-, dark, of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada kāḍu, black, blackness.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)