Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture composed of different materials; especially:
  • n. A vessel made of maslin.
  • adj. Composed of different sorts; as, maslin bread, which is made of rye mixed with a little wheat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Composed of different sorts.
  • n. A mixture composed of different materials.
  • n. A mixture of metals resembling brass.
  • n. A mixture of different sorts of grain, as wheat and rye.
  • n. A vessel made of maslin, 1 (a).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mixed metal; brass.
  • n. A vessel for containing food or drink, made of the metal maslin or brass.
  • Made of maslin; brazen.
  • n. Mixed grain, especially a mixture of rye and wheat.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English missellane, misceline, miscelin, meslin, from miscellane. See miscellane.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Usage/historical note in comment on pandemaine.

    January 8, 2017