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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Partaking of the nature both of vegetable and animal matter; -- a term sometimes applied to vegetable albumen and gluten, from their resemblance to similar animal products.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Partaking of the nature of both vegetable and animal matter.
  • n. An organism of equivocal character between a plant and an animal; a protist.

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