|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
Fahrenheit Fahr·en·heit (fār'ən-hīt')
Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32°F and the boiling point as 212°F at one atmosphere of pressure.
|Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel 1686-1736.
German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer in 1714 and devised the Fahrenheit temperature scale.
A temperature scale, used primarily in the United States, in which the freezing point of water is 32 degrees and the boiling point 212 degrees. Temperatures in this scale are denoted by °F or, in scientific usage, F alone. (Compare Celsius.)