a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
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 children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. enditer "accuse, indict" (1278), from O.Fr. enditer "to dictate or inform," from M.L. indictare "to declare, proclaim in writing," from L. in- "in" + dictare "to say, compose in words" (see dictate). Retained its Fr. pronunciation even after the spelling