an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
1547, from L.L. siccativus "drying, siccative," from L. siccatus, pp. of siccare "to dry," from siccus "dry," from PIE base *seikw- "to flow out" (cf. Avestan hiku- "dry," Gk. iskhnos "dry, withered," Lith. seklus "shallow," M.Ir. sesc "dry," Skt. sincati "makes dry"). The noun is first recorded 1825.