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A australisKivikivi Ki`vi*ki"vi, Kiwikiwi Ki`wi*ki"wi, n.; pl.
Kivikivies (?), Kiwikiwies. (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of Apteryx, esp. A. australis; -- so called in
imitation of its notes. Called also kiwi. See Apteryx. Agathis or Dammara australisKauri Ka"u*ri, n. [Native name.] (Bot.)
A lofty coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis, or Dammara,
australis), furnishing valuable timber and yielding one kind
of dammar resin. [Written also kaudi, cowdie, and
cowrie.] Aurora australisAurora Au*ro"ra, n.; pl. E. Auroras, L. (rarely used)
Auror[ae]. [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. ?, ?, dawn,
Skr. ushas, and E. east.]
1. The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the
redness of the sky just before the sun rises.
2. The rise, dawn, or beginning. --Hawthorne.
3. (Class. Myth.) The Roman personification of the dawn of
day; the goddess of the morning. The poets represented her
a rising out of the ocean, in a chariot, with rosy fingers
dropping gentle dew.
4. (Bot.) A species of crowfoot. --Johnson.
5. The aurora borealis or aurora australis (northern or
Aurora borealis, i. e., northern daybreak; popularly called
northern lights. A luminous meteoric phenomenon, visible
only at night, and supposed to be of electrical origin.
This species of light usually appears in streams,
ascending toward the zenith from a dusky line or bank, a
few degrees above the northern horizon; when reaching
south beyond the zenith, it forms what is called the
corona, about a spot in the heavens toward which the
dipping needle points. Occasionally the aurora appears as
an arch of light across the heavens from east to west.
Sometimes it assumes a wavy appearance, and the streams of
light are then called merry dancers. They assume a variety
of colors, from a pale red or yellow to a deep red or
blood color. The
Aurora australisis a corresponding phenomenon in the
southern hemisphere, the streams of light ascending in the
same manner from near the southern horizon. Backhousia AustralisLancewood Lance"wood`, n. (Bot.)
A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs,
archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree
which produces this wood, Duguetia Quitarensis (a native of
Guiana and Cuba), and several other trees of the same family
Australian lancewood, a myrtaceous tree (Backhousia
Australis). C australis Note: Two or three hundred varieties of plums derived from
the Prunus domestica are described; among them the
greengage, the Orleans, the purple gage, or
Reine Claude Violette, and the German prune, are
some of the best known.
Note: Among the true plums are;
Beach plum, the Prunus maritima, and its crimson or
purple globular drupes,
Bullace plum. See Bullace.
Chickasaw plum, the American Prunus Chicasa, and its
round red drupes.
Orleans plum, a dark reddish purple plum of medium size,
much grown in England for sale in the markets.
Wild plum of America, Prunus Americana, with red or
yellow fruit, the original of the Iowa plum and several
other varieties. Among plants called plum, but of other
genera than Prunus, are;
Australian plum, Cargillia arborea and C. australis, of
the same family with the persimmon.
Blood plum, the West African H[ae]matostaphes Barteri.
Cocoa plum, the Spanish nectarine. See under Nectarine.
Date plum. See under Date.
Gingerbread plum, the West African Parinarium
Gopher plum, the Ogeechee lime.
Gray plum, Guinea plum. See under Guinea.
Indian plum, several species of Flacourtia.
2. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
3. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant
language, the sum of [pounds]100,000 sterling; also, the
person possessing it.
Plum bird, Plum budder (Zo["o]l.), the European
Plum gouger (Zo["o]l.), a weevil, or curculio (Coccotorus
scutellaris), which destroys plums. It makes round holes
in the pulp, for the reception of its eggs. The larva
bores into the stone and eats the kernel.
Plum weevil (Zo["o]l.), an American weevil which is very
destructive to plums, nectarines cherries, and many other
stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped
incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the
pulp around the stone. Called also turk, and plum
curculio. See Illust. under Curculio. Celtis australisLote Lote, n. [L. lotus, Gr. ?. Cf. Lotus.] (Bot.)
A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of
Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit.
Called also nettle tree. --Eng. Cyc. Celtis australisHoneyberry Hon"ey*ber`ry, n.; pl. -berries.
The fruit of either of two trees having sweetish berries: (a)
An Old World hackberry (Celtis australis). (b) In the West
Indies, the genip (Melicocca bijuga). Kingia australisGrass tree Grass" tree" (Bot.)
(a) An Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrh[oe]a, having
a thick trunk crowned with a dense tuft of pendulous,
grasslike leaves, from the center of which arises a long
stem, bearing at its summit a dense flower spike looking
somewhat like a large cat-tail. These plants are often
called ``blackboys' from the large trunks denuded and
blackened by fire. They yield two kinds of fragrant
resin, called Botany-bay gum, and Gum Acaroides.
(b) A similar Australian plant (Kingia australis). Ocydromus australisWeka We"ka, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A New Zealand rail (Ocydromus australis) which has wings so
short as to be incapable of flight. P australisPine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.]
1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See
Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United
States, of which the white pine (P. Strobus), the
Georgia pine (P. australis), the red pine (P.
resinosa), and the great West Coast sugar pine (P.
Lambertiana) are among the most valuable. The Scotch
pine or fir, also called Norway or Riga pine
(Pinus sylvestris), is the only British species. The
nut pine is any pine tree, or species of pine, which
bears large edible seeds. See Pinon. The spruces,
firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly
considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other
2. The wood of the pine tree.
3. A pineapple.
Ground pine. (Bot.) See under Ground.
Norfolk Island pine (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree,
the Araucaria excelsa.
Pine barren, a tract of infertile land which is covered
with pines. [Southern U.S.]
Pine borer (Zo["o]l.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into
Pine finch. (Zo["o]l.) See Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary.
Pine grosbeak (Zo["o]l.), a large grosbeak (Pinicola
enucleator), which inhabits the northern parts of both
hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with
Pine lizard (Zo["o]l.), a small, very active, mottled gray
lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle
States; -- called also swift, brown scorpion, and
Pine marten. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European weasel (Mustela martes), called also
sweet marten, and yellow-breasted marten.
(b) The American sable. See Sable.
Pine moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
tortricid moths of the genus Retinia, whose larv[ae]
burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often
doing great damage.
Pine mouse (Zo["o]l.), an American wild mouse (Arvicola
pinetorum), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine
Pine needle (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves
of a pine tree. See Pinus.
Pine-needle wool. See Pine wool (below).
Pine oil, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir
and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.
Pine snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless North American
snake (Pituophis melanoleucus). It is whitish, covered
with brown blotches having black margins. Called also
bull snake. The Western pine snake (P. Sayi) is
chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.
Pine tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Pinus; pine.
Pine-tree money, money coined in Massachusetts in the
seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a
figure of a pine tree.
Pine weevil (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
weevils whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees.
Several species are known in both Europe and America,
belonging to the genera Pissodes, Hylobius, etc.
Pine wool, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming
them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the
Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic
arts; -- called also pine-needle wool, and pine-wood
wool. Piscis AustralisSouthern South"ern (?; 277), a. [AS. s??ern. See South.]
Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding
from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.
Southern Cross (Astron.), a constellation of the southern
hemisphere containing several bright stars so related in
position as to resemble a cross.
Southern Fish (Astron.), a constelation of the southern
hemisphere (Piscis Australis) containing the bright star
Southern States (U.S. Hist. & Geog.), the States of the
American Union lying south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio
River, with Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Before the
Civil War, Missouri also, being a slave State, was classed
as one of the Southern States. Struthio australisOstrich Os"trich, n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche,
ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio
ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary,
Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio
camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and
very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a
long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable
of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.
Note: The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and
the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by
some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South
Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes.
The body of the male is covered with elegant black
plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the
most valuable white plumes.
Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the
sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc.
Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for
the sake of their feathers, etc.
Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea
Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a
circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in
Europe and North America. Synoicus australisQuail Quail, n. [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia,
qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel,
OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix
and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the
common European quail (C. communis), the rain quail (C.
Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (C.
pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several American partridges
belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera,
especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and
Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and
allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian
painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix.
4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought
to be a very amorous bird.[Obs.] --Shak.
Bustard quail (Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird
of the genus Turnix, as T. taigoor, a black-breasted
species, and the hill bustard quail (T. ocellatus). See
Button quail (Zo["o]l.), one of several small Asiatic
species of Turnix, as T. Sykesii, which is said to be
the smallest game bird of India.
Mountain quail. See under Mountain.
Quail call, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net
or within range.
Quail dove (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American ground
pigeons belonging to Geotrygon and allied genera.
Quail hawk (Zo["o]l.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk
Quail pipe. See Quail call, above.
Quail snipe (Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted
snipe; -- called also robin snipe, and brown snipe.
Sea quail (Zo["o]l.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]
Meaning of Australis from wikipedia
(Latin for southern
or of the south) may refer
to: Alula Australis
, a star system
in the constellation
Ursa Major Talitha Australis
, a binary...
- uses the term Australis
on his maps. Other names
for the hypothetical continent
have included Terra Australis
Ignota, Terra Australis Incognita
- Cordyline australis
, commonly known
as the cabbage
tree, tī kōuka or cabbage-palm, is a widely branched monocot
to New Zealand. It grows...
and Beta Coronae Australis
are the two brightest stars
with an apparent magnitude
4.1. Epsilon Coronae Australis
is the brightest
- the most common
uses of A. australis
are: Aedes australis
, a New Zealand brackish water mosquito species Agathis australis
, the kauri, a coniferous
- Phragmites australis
– the Eurasian genotype Phragmites australis
(Benth.) Clayton Phragmites australis
var. marsilly**** (Mabille)...
- The Olympic Australis
opal is the largest
and most valuable
opal yet found
(as of 1961[update]) and was valued
at A$2,500,000 in 1997. It was found
- Alsophila australis
, synonym Cyathea australis
, also known
as the rough
tree fern, is a species
of tree fern native
Queensland, New South...
- SS Australis
, Italis, Noga, Alferdoss, and American
Star. She served
in p****enger service
and the Gr****-flagged Australis
- Dryococelus australis
, commonly known
as the Lord Howe Island stick insect
or tree lobster, is a species
of stick insect
on the Lord Howe Island...
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