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v. t. <def>To annoy. See Noy. (Obsolete)
- An annoyer. (Obsolete)
- (Bot.): A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener, [[Noisette, of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties, as the <stype>Lamarque</stype>, the <stype>Marechal (or Marshal) Niel</stype>, and the <stype>Cloth of gold</stype>. Most roses of this class have clustered flowers and are of vigorous growth.
L., touch me not.]
- (Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Any plant of a genus of herbs (<spn>Impatiens</spn>) having capsules which, if touched when ripe, discharge their seeds. -- See Impatiens. <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber.
Cf. F. <ets>nomancie</ets>, <ets>nomance</ets>, abbrev. fr. <ets>onomancie</ets>. See Onomancy
- The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names.
<hw>, obs. p. p. <def>of Nim.