Definitions

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  • n. A single lobe of an insect's maxilla.
  • n. The grinding surface of an insect's mandible.
  • n. Plural form of malum.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of malum.
  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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Latin mala ("jaw, cheek")

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see malum.

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

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