Definitions for: Spittle


[n] a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches



Webster (1913) Definition: Spit"tle, n.
See Spital. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.


Spit"tle, v. t. [See Spit to spade.]
To dig or stir with a small spade. [Prov. Eng.]


Spit"tle, n.
A small sort of spade. [Prov. Eng.]


Spit"tle, n. [From Spit to eject from the mouth: cf.
Spattle, and AS. sp[=a]tl.]
The thick, moist matter which is secreted by the salivary
glands; saliva; spit.

Spittle insect. (Zo["o]l.) See Cuckoo spit
(b), under Cuckoo.

Synonyms: saliva, spit

See Also: dribble, drivel, drool, ptyalin, salivary gland, secretion, slobber, tobacco juice

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