|1.||a group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the constituent words, as for example (It was raining) cats and dogs|
|2.||linguistic usage that is grammatical and natural to native speakers of a language|
|3.||the characteristic vocabulary or usage of a specific human group or subject|
|4.||the characteristic artistic style of an individual, school, period, etc|
|[C16: from Latin idiōma peculiarity of language, from Greek; see |
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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