British Encyclopedia; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge Volume 8

British Encyclopedia; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...Darwin has thus characterized these plants. "Weak with nice sense the chaste Mimosa stands, From each nule touch withdraws her timid hands; Oft as light clouds o'erpass the summer glade, Alarm'd she trembles at the moving shade; And feels alive through all her tender form, The whisper'd murmurs of the gathering storm; Shuts her sweet eyelids to approaching night, And hails with freshen'd charms the rising light." MIMULUS, in botany, Monkey ftwer, a genus of the Didinamia Angiospermia class and order. Natural order of Personatx. Scrophularix, Jussieu. Essential character: calyx four-toothed, prismatical: corolla ringent; the upper lip folded back at the sides: capsule, twocelled, many-seeded. There are four species, natives of North and South America. MIMUSOPS, in botany, agenus of the Octandria Monogynia class and order. Natural order of Holoracex. Sapotx, Jussieu. Essential character: calyx fourleaved; petals four; nectary sixteenleaved; drupe acuminate. There are three species, of which M. elcngi is a middle sized tree, with entire smooth leaves; flowers axillary, on many simple peduncles; calyxestomentose; berry superior; defended at the base by the permanent calyx, having an obsolete groove on one side, shagreened all over with very minute callous dots. It is a native of the East Indies, where it is much cultivated on account of its fragrant flowers, which come out chiefly in the hot season. MINA, in Grecian antiquity, a money of account, equal to an hundred drams. MIND. See Pbilosopbt of the Mind. MINE, in natural history, a place under ground, where metals, minerals, or even precious stones, are dug. As. therefore, the matter dug out of mines is various, the mines themselves acquire various denominations, as goldmines, ...show more

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