Adam

Definition of Adam

Ad´am
n.1.The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
2.(As a symbol) "Original sin;" human frailty.
And whipped the offending Adam out of him.
- Shak.
Adam's ale
water.
Adam's apple
a - (Bot.) A species of banana (Musa paradisiaca). It attains a height of twenty feet or more.
b - A species of lime (Citris limetta).
- Paxton.
The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first parent.
Adam's flannel
(Bot.) the mullein (Verbascum thapsus).
Adam's needle
(Bot.) the popular name of a genus (Yucca) of liliaceous plants.

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