Kidney

Definition of Kidney

Kid´ney   Pronunciation: kĭd´nŷ
n.1.
1.(Anat.) A glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.
2.Habit; disposition; sort; kind; as, a man of a different kidney.
There are in later times other decrees, made by popes of another kidney.
- Barrow.
Millions in the world of this man's kidney.
- L'Estrange.
Your poets, spendthrifts, and other fools of that kidney, pretend, forsooth, to crack their jokes on prudence.
- Burns.
3.A waiter.
Floating kidney
See Wandering kidney, under Wandering.
Kidney bean
(Bot.) a sort of bean; - so named from its shape. It is of the genus Phaseolus (Phaseolus vulgaris). See under Bean.
Kidney ore
(Min.) a variety of hematite or iron sesquioxide, occurring in compact kidney-shaped masses.
Kidney stone
(Min.) See Nephrite, and Jade.
Kidney vetch
(Bot.) a leguminous herb of Europe and Asia (Anthyllis vulneraria), with cloverlike heads of red or yellow flowers, once used as a remedy for renal disorders, and also to stop the flow of blood from wounds; lady's-fingers.

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