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M alpestrisTriton Tri"ton, n. [L., fr. Gr.?.] (Gr. Myth.)
A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and
the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and
painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a
man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a
trumpet made of a shell.
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea, Or hear old
Triton blow his wreathed horn. --Wordsworth.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods
belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout
spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with
prominent varices. Some of the species are among the
largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell,
and sea trumpet.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic
salamanders. The common European species are
Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and M.
alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland.
The most common species of the United States is
Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander. Otocoris alpestrisShore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran,
and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin
to OD. schoore, schoor. See Shear, v. t.]
The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an
ocean, lake, or large river.
Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
Is come shore. --Shak.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser.
In shore, near the shore. --Marryat.
On shore. See under On.
Shore birds (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various
limicoline birds found on the seashore.
Shore crab (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or
between tides, especially any one of various species of
grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California.
Shore lark (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark (Otocoris
alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on
the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark
brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow
local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black
streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear
tufts. Called also horned lark.
Shore plover (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover
(Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and
feeds on crustaceans, etc.
Shore teetan (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit (Anthus
obscurus). [Prov. Eng.]
Meaning of Alpestris from wikipedia
- Cr****ula alpestris
, also known
as the sand-coated cr****ula, is a species
of flowering plant
in the genus
Africa. Cr****ula alpestris
- The horned
lark (Eremophila alpestris
the s**** lark in Europe, is a species
of lark in the family Alaudidae found across
- the family. Puya alpestris
is one of the few Puya species
that are grown
in some parks
as an ornamental
plant. Puya alpestris grows
as a xerophytic...
- Myosotis alpestris
forget-me-not is a herbaceous perennial plant
in the flowering plant family
Boraginaceae. The alpine
forget-me-not is the...
- by Austrian zoologist
Laurenti, as Triton alpestris
, from the Ötscher mountain
in the Austrian
Alps (alpestris meaning
"alpine" in Latin). He used that...
as a distinct
species, it takes
the name Alpine spruce
(Brügger) Stein). As with Siberian
spruce, it hybridizes extensively
- Switzerland. "International Plant Names
Index". www.ipni.org. "Polygala alpestris
Rchb. | Plants
of the World Online
| Kew Science". Plants
of the World...
- Campanula alpestris
, the alpine
bellflower, is a species
of flowering plant
in the family
Campanulaceae. It is native
to the south western European
- Adelococcus alpestris
is a species
of fungus belonging
to the family
Adelococcaceae. It is native
America. "Adelococcus alpestris
- Sciodrepoides alpestris
is a species
in the Leiodidae family
that can be found
in such European countries
as Austria, Belarus, Bosnia
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