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merlot a red grape from which some French Bordeaux wines are made. [2 definitions]
mermaid a mythical sea creature with the head and upper body of a woman and the lower body and tail of a fish.
merman a mythical sea creature with the head and upper body of a man and the lower body and tail of a fish.
-merous having parts of (such) a type or number; partite.
Merovingian of or pertaining to the line of kings who ruled over ancient France from about 500 A.D. to 751 A.D. [2 definitions]
merriment gaiety and mirth; happy enjoyment, esp. in company.
merry cheerful and gay, or inclined to be so. [3 definitions]
merry-andrew one who plays a fool; buffoon; clown.
merry-go-round a circular, machine-driven, revolving platform with seats, often in the form of horses that go up and down on vertical poles, on which rides may be purchased; carousel. [2 definitions]
merrymaker one who participates in some joyous or festive occasion.
merrymaking participation in some joyous or festive occasion. [2 definitions]
mesa a plateau with a flat top and steep sides, found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
mésalliance marriage with someone of lower social standing than oneself.
mescal one of two species of cactus, esp. a small, globe-shaped plant with buttonlike projections that are chewed as a hallucinogenic drug by certain Mexican Indians during religious ceremonies. [2 definitions]
mescaline a drug that causes hallucinations and similar mind-altering effects, derived from the buttonlike protuberances of the mescal cactus; peyote.
mesdames pl. of madame.
mesdemoiselles pl. of mademoiselle.
mesencephalon the midbrain.
mesentery the membrane that encloses the small intestine and connects it to the spinal wall of the abdomen.
mesh any of the open spaces in a net, sieve, wire screen, or the like. [8 definitions]
meshuga (informal) crazy; insane.