Definition of Melanise
1. Verb. Convert into, or infiltrate with melanin.
2. Verb. Make or become black. "The ceiling blackened"
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Black, Melanin
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanise
Literary usage of Melanise
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Conchological Manual by George Brettingham Sowerby (1846)
"Obs. In common with other fresh-water shells, the melanise are frequently found with corroded apices. ... The melanise occur in rivers of warm climates. ..."
2. Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy: Comprising Such Terms in Botany by William Humble (1843)
"Recent melanise are found in rivers and estuaries. Fossil melanise are found in the environs of Paris. Lamarck describes twelve species. ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... gratuitously granted liberty to so many thousand of slaves that her biographer declares himself unable to give their exact number (Vita S. melanise, ..."
4. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"... melanise, etc. (figs. SOS- SOS). It occurs about Fort Union, extends far north into British America, and south to Fort Clarke; also on the North Platte, ..."
5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1835)
"... did not contrive to bait his line for those exquisite shells, the melanise, found in their fresh water streams. Perhaps the acquisition of these may ..."
6. A Manual of the Mollusca: A Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward, Ralph Tate (1871)
"Fossil, 240 species. Silurian—. Britain, France, &c. The "melanise" of the secondary rocks are provisionally referred to this genus. ..."