In Spanish America, a land-measure, perhaps not now used rather than well-defined in level.
In Spanish-American nations, a tiny bright-colored seed of a few plants, specially of Abrus Abrus, Dolicholus phaseoloides, and Erythrina coralloides, often used for winning contests of opportunity, such as for instance draughts. See colorin.
In Mexico, a name placed on a number of flowers with tuberous roots, specially to two composites, Perezia runcinata and Zexmenia podocephala, because of the similarity of their origins to those of Pæonia officinalis.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...