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Evanid

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Evánid. adj. [evanidus, Latin.] Faint; weak; evanescent.

Where there is heat and strength enough in the plant to make the leaves odorate, there the smell of the flower is rather evanid and weaker than that of the leaves. Bacon's Nat. Hist.

The decoctions of simples, which bear the visible colours of bodies decocted, are dead and evanid, without the commixtion of allum, argol, and the like. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

I put as great distance between our new lights and ancient truths, as between the sun and an evanid meteor. Glanv. Sceps.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Browne, Thomas (204) · Glanvill, Joseph (53)

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