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AEgeria or Sannina exitiosaPeach Peach, n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che,
fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a
peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.] (Bot.)
A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two
seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree
which bears it (Prunus, or Amygdalus Persica). In the wild
stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
Guinea, or Sierra Leone, peach, the large edible berry
of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing
shrub of west tropical Africa.
Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris
Peach color, the pale red color of the peach blossom.
Peach-tree borer (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a clearwing moth
([AE]geria, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family
[AE]geriid[ae], which is very destructive to peach trees
by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the
moth itself. See Illust. under Borer. AEgeria polistiformisVine Vine, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus
of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See Wine, and
cf. Vignette.] (Bot.)
(a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
(b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender
stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs
by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing
anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper;
as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons,
squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer.
And one went out into the field to gather herbs,
and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild
gourds. --2 Kings iv.
Vine apple (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger
Vine beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
beetles which are injurious to the leaves or branches of
the grapevine. Among the more important species are the
grapevine fidia (see Fidia), the spotted Pelidnota
(see Rutilian), the vine fleabeetle (Graptodera
chalybea), the rose beetle (see under Rose), the vine
weevil, and several species of Colaspis and Anomala.
Vine borer. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae]
bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially
Sinoxylon basilare, a small species the larva of
which bores in the stems, and Ampeloglypter
sesostris, a small reddish brown weevil (called also
vine weevil), which produces knotlike galls on the
(b) A clearwing moth ([AE]geria polistiformis), whose
larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often
Vine dragon, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.]
Vine forester (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
moths belonging to Alypia and allied genera, whose
larv[ae] feed on the leaves of the grapevine.
Vine fretter (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera
that injuries the grapevine.
Vine grub (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of insect
larv[ae] that are injurious to the grapevine.
Vine hopper (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of leaf
hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially
Erythroneura vitis. See Illust. of Grape hopper, under
Vine inchworm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of
geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine,
especially Cidaria diversilineata.
Vine-leaf rooer (Zo["o]l.), a small moth (Desmia
maculalis) whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the
leaves of the grapevine. The moth is brownish black,
spotted with white.
Vine louse (Zo["o]l.), the phylloxera.
Vine mildew (Bot.), a fungous growth which forms a white,
delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and
fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green
parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the
vitality of the surface. The plant has been called Oidium
Tuckeri, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing
stage of an Erysiphe.
Vine of Sodom (Bot.), a plant named in the Bible (--Deut.
xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of
Sodom. See Apple of Sodom, under Apple.
Vine sawfly (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfiy (Selandria
vitis) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the
grapevine. The larv[ae] stand side by side in clusters
Vine slug (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the vine sawfly.
Vine sorrel (Bot.), a climbing plant (Cissus acida)
related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is
found in Florida and the West Indies.
Vine sphinx (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of hawk
moths. The larv[ae] feed on grapevine leaves.
Vine weevil. (Zo["o]l.) See Vine borer
(a) above, and Wound gall, under Wound. AEgeria tipuliformisCurrant Cur"rant (k?r"rant), n. [F. corinthe (raisins de
Corinthe raisins of Corinth) currant (in sense 1), from the
city of Corinth in Greece, whence, probably, the small dried
grape (1) was first imported, the Ribes fruit (2) receiving
the name from its resemblance to that grape.]
1. A small kind of seedless raisin, imported from the Levant,
chiefly from Zante and Cephalonia; -- used in cookery.
2. The acid fruit or berry of the Ribes rubrum or common
red currant, or of its variety, the white currant.
3. (Bot.) A shrub or bush of several species of the genus
Ribes (a genus also including the gooseberry); esp., the
Black currant,a shrub or bush (Ribes nigrum and R.
floridum) and its black, strong-flavored, tonic fruit.
Cherry currant, a variety of the red currant, having a
strong, symmetrical bush and a very large berry.
Currant borer (Zo["o]l.), the larva of an insect that bores
into the pith and kills currant bushes; specif., the
larvae of a small clearwing moth ([AE]geria
tipuliformis) and a longicorn beetle (Psenocerus
Currant worm (Zo["o]l.), an insect larva which eats the
leaves or fruit of the currant. The most injurious are the
currant sawfly (Nematus ventricosus), introduced from
Europe, and the spanworm (Eufitchia ribearia). The fruit
worms are the larva of a fly (Epochra Canadensis), and a
Flowering currant, Missouri currant, a species of Ribes
(R. aureum), having showy yellow flowers. JaegerJaeger Jae"ger, n.
See Jager. jaegerJager Ja"ger, n. [G. j["a]ger a hunter, a sportsman. Cf.
Yager.] [Written also jaeger.]
1. (Mil.) A sharpshooter. See Yager.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of gull of the genus
Stercorarius. Three species occur on the Atlantic coast.
The jagers pursue other species of gulls and force them to
disgorge their prey. The two middle tail feathers are
usually decidedly longer than the rest. Called also
boatswain, and marline-spike bird. The name is also
applied to the skua, or Arctic gull (Megalestris skua).
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