American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A minute amount; an iota or trace.
- n. A spark; a flash.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spark; a glimmer; hence, the least particle; a trace; a tittle.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology:
- n. A genus of bivalve mollusks.
- n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle.
- n. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
- n. a sparkling glittering particle
- Existing in English since the seventeenth century; from Latin scintilla ("sparkling speck, atom"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, spark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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