Another posts

heterocysts definition cedar waxwing definition uncontroverted definition lifeboat definition define upper hand vauls wagon fairway crested wheatgrass lamellicorn beetle carinate birds for once and for all amerced definition counter deed collative definition milly cerus inland sea definition orbital cavities dreamless definition antiseptic surgery definition lollop definition full measure meaning tin ear definition continuation day throw down the glove stridulous croup sierra plum definition of unredressed developmental anatomy definition define alluvial soil garry oak gallery idoneous definition definition of french indochina spice islands definition endocarp definition

Magot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Magot (Zoöl) The Barbary ape.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n magot A Middle English form of maggot.
    • n magot The Barbary ape, Inuus ecaudatus, which has a small tubercle in place of a tail. It is naturalized on the rock of Gibraltar, and is remarkable for docility and attachment to its young. See cut under ape.
    • n magot A small grotesque figure; especially, one of the crouching or cross-legged figures common in Chinese or other Oriental art as knobs on the covers of large vases, and in similar uses.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Magot mag′ot the Barbary ape, the only species of monkey existing in Europe: a small grotesque figure, crouching on the covers of vases; &c.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F

Usage

In literature:

Her rooms were crowded with hideous China magots, and all sorts of objects of VERTU.
"Barry Lyndon" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Cuvier applies this term to the Magots or rudimentary-tailed Macaques.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
What was the other thing, Magot?
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
These begin a little west of Guardiana Bay, with a chain of "magotes" known as the "Pena Blanca," composed of tertiary limestone.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
***

In news:

PARIS — The black-jacketed waiter at chic Les Deux Magots cafe plunks down the bill for a small glass of Coke.
***