Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sclerite in the mouth-parts of certain Myriapoda, the third joint of the mandible, supporting the sclerites which homologize with the galea and lacinia of an insect's maxilla.
  • noun Plural of malum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
  • noun plural (Law) offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute.
  • noun plural (Law) offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at common law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of malum.
  • noun A single lobe of an insect's maxilla.
  • noun The grinding surface of an insect's mandible.
  • noun A bead or a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.

Etymologies

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see malum.

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From Sanskrit माला (mālā, "wreath, garland, crown").

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Latin mala ("jaw, cheek")

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