from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Water.
- n. An aqueous solution.
- n. A light bluish green to light greenish blue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The compound water.
- n. A shade of colour, usually a mix of green and blue similar to the colour turquoise.
- adj. Of a greenish-blue colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Water; -- a word much used in pharmacy and the old chemistry, in various signification, determined by the word or words annexed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Water: a word much used in medical prescriptions written in Latin, and in pharmacy generally, also in old chemistry, to denote a solution, or menstruum of water.
- n. In anatomy, some watery fluid or humor.
- n. A carminative cordial prepared from oil of pimento (allspice): also called spiritus pimentœ. Dunglison.
- n. In pharmacy, a solution of an essential oil or gas in water, a solution of any other substance being termed liquor. In the British pharmacopœia, only a solution of an essential oil is called aqua, that of a gas being called liquor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shade of blue tinged with green
Middle English, from Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aqua, from Proto-Indo-European *akʷā-, whence also Old English ēa, ǽ ("river"). More at ea. (Wiktionary)