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Main Entry: of·fer·to·ry
Pronunciation: 'o-f&(r)-"tor-E, 'ä-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ries
Etymology: Middle English offertorie, from Medieval Latin offertorium, from Late Latin offerre
1 often capitalized a : the eucharistic offering of bread and wine to God before they are consecrated b : a verse from a Psalm said or sung at the beginning of the offertory
2 a : the period of collection and presentation of the offerings of the congregation at public worship b : a musical composition played or sung during an offertory
Main Entry: moi·e·ty
Pronunciation: 'moi-&-tE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
Etymology: Middle English moite, from Anglo-French meité, moité, from Late Latin medietat-, medietas, from Latin medius middle -- more at MID
1 a : one of two equal parts : HALF b : one of two approximately equal parts
2 : one of the portions into which something is divided : COMPONENT, PART <an ether molecule with a benzene moiety>
3 : one of two basic complementary tribal subdivisions
Main Entry: mor·ga·nat·ic
Pronunciation: "mor-g&-'na-tik
Function: adjective
Etymology: New Latin matrimonium ad morganaticam, literally, marriage with morning gift
: of, relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a royal or noble family and a person of inferior rank in which the rank of the inferior partner remains unchanged and the children of the marriage do not succeed to the titles, fiefs, or entailed property of the parent of higher rank
- mor·ga·nat·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adve
Main Entry: 1net·tle
Pronunciation: 'ne-t&l
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English netel; akin to Old High German nazza nettle, Greek adikE
1 : any of a genus (Urtica of the family Urticaceae, the nettle family) of chiefly coarse herbs armed with stinging hairs
2 : any of various prickly or stinging plants other than the true nettles (genus Urtica)

Main Entry: 2nettle
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): net·tled; net·tling /'net-li[ng], 'ne-t&l-i[ng]/
1 : to strike or sting with or as if with nettles
2 : to arouse to sharp but transitory annoyance or anger
synonym see IRRITATE
Main Entry: of·fal
Pronunciation: 'o-f&l, 'ä-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from of off + fall
1 : the waste or by-product of a process: as a : trimmings of a hide b : the by-products of milling used especially for stock feeds c : the viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal removed in dressing : VARIETY MEAT