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A CanadensisShad Shad (sh[a^]d), n. sing. & pl. [AS. sceadda a kind of
fish, akin to Prov. G. schade; cf. Ir. & Gael. sgadan a
herring, W. ysgadan herrings; all perhaps akin to E. skate a
Any one of several species of food fishes of the Herring
family. The American species (Clupea sapidissima), which is
abundant on the Atlantic coast and ascends the larger rivers
in spring to spawn, is an important market fish. The European
allice shad, or alose (C. alosa), and the twaite shad. (C.
finta), are less important species. [Written also chad.]
Note: The name is loosely applied, also, to several other
fishes, as the gizzard shad (see under Gizzard),
called also mud shad, white-eyed shad, and winter
Hardboaded, or Yellow-tailed, shad, the menhaden.
Hickory, or Tailor, shad, the mattowacca.
Long-boned shad, one of several species of important food
fishes of the Bermudas and the West Indies, of the genus
Shad bush (Bot.), a name given to the North American shrubs
or small trees of the rosaceous genus Amelanchier (A.
Canadensis, and A. alnifolia) Their white racemose
blossoms open in April or May, when the shad appear, and
the edible berries (pomes) ripen in June or July, whence
they are called Juneberries. The plant is also called
service tree, and Juneberry.
Shad frog, an American spotted frog (Rana halecina); --
so called because it usually appears at the time when the
shad begin to run in the rivers.
Trout shad, the squeteague.
White shad, the common shad. A CanadensisColumbine Col"um*bine, n. [LL. columbina, L. columbinus
dovelike, fr. columba dove: cf. F. colombine. Perh. so called
from the beaklike spurs of its flowers.]
1. (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus
Aquilegia; as, A. vulgaris, or the common garden
columbine; A. Canadensis, the wild red columbine of
2. The mistress or sweetheart of Harlequin in pantomimes.
--Brewer. Abies or Tsuga CanadensisHemlock Hem"lock, n. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic,
1. (Bot.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs
having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the
Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the
Conium maculatum. See Conium.
Note: The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by
some thought to have been a decoction of Cicuta
virosa, or water hemlock, by others, of Conium
2. (Bot.) An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies,
or Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.
The murmuring pines and the hemlocks. --Longfellow.
3. The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.
Ground hemlock, or Dwarf hemlock. See under Ground. Arabis CanadensisSickle Sic"kle, n. [OE. sikel, AS. sicol; akin to D. sikkel,
G. sichel, OHG. sihhila, Dan. segel, segl, L. secula, fr.
secare to cut; or perhaps from L. secula. See Saw a cutting
1. A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved
into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a
tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as
always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping
hook, under Reap.
When corn has once felt the sickle, it has no more
benefit from the sunshine. --Shak.
2. (Astron.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See
Illust. of Leo.
Sickle pod (Bot.), a kind of rock cress (Arabis
Canadensis) having very long curved pods. C CanadensisJudas Ju"das, n.
The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous
person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. --
a. Treacherous; betraying.
Judas hole, a peephole or secret opening for spying.
Judas kiss, a deceitful and treacherous kiss.
Judas tree (Bot.), a leguminous tree of the genus Cercis,
with pretty, rose-colored flowers in clusters along the
branches. Judas is said to have hanged himself on a tree
of this genus (C. Siliquastrum). C. Canadensis and C.
occidentalis are the American species, and are called
also redbud. C CanadensisCornel Cor"nel (-n?l), n. [OF. cornille, cornoille, F.
cornouille, cornel berry, LL. cornolium cornel tree, fr. L.
cornus, fr. cornu horn, in allusion to the hardness of the
wood. See Horn.]
1. (Bot.) The cornelian cherry (Cornus Mas), a European
shrub with clusters of small, greenish flowers, followed
by very acid but edible drupes resembling cherries.
2. Any species of the genus Cornus, as C. florida, the
flowering cornel; C. stolonifera, the osier cornel; C.
Canadensis, the dwarf cornel, or bunchberry. Cervus CanadensisWapiti Wap"i*ti, n. [Probably the Iroquois name. Bartlett.]
The American elk (Cervus Canadensis). It is closely related
to the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.
Note: By some writers it is thought to be a variety of the
red deer, but it is considered a distinct species by
others. It is noted for the large, branching antlers of
the male. Cervus CanadensisElk Elk, n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG.
elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
A large deer, of several species. The European elk (Alces
machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American
moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), is
closely related to the European stag. See Moose, and
Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
(Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its
remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
Illustration of Antler.
Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland. Cornus CanadensisBunchberry Bunch"ber`ry, n. (Bot.)
The dwarf cornel (Cornus Canadensis), which bears a dense
cluster of bright red, edible berries. D CanadensisGrouse Grouse, n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of
mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen:
cf. F. piegri[`e]che shrike.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the
family Tetraonid[ae], and subfamily Tetraonin[ae],
inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump
bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled
plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans (Lagopus),
having feathered feet.
Note: Among the European species are the red grouse (Lagopus
Scoticus) and the hazel grouse (Bonasa betulina).
See Capercaidzie, Ptarmigan, and Heath grouse.
Among the most important American species are the
ruffed grouse, or New England partridge (Bonasa
umbellus); the sharp-tailed grouse (Pedioc[ae]tes
phasianellus) of the West; the dusky blue, or pine
grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) of the Rocky Mountains;
the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge (D.
Canadensis). See also Prairie hen, and Sage cock.
The Old World sand grouse (Pterocles, etc.) belong to
a very different family. See Pterocletes, and Sand
grouse. Dendragapus CanadensisSpruce Spruce, n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So
named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or
because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf.
Spruce beer, below, Spruce, a.]
1. (Bot.) Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea, as the
Norway spruce (P. excelsa), and the white and black
spruces of America (P. alba and P. nigra), besides
several others in the far Northwest. See Picea.
2. The wood or timber of the spruce tree.
3. Prussia leather; pruce. [Obs.]
Spruce, a sort of leather corruptly so called for
Prussia leather. --E. Phillips.
Douglas spruce (Bot.), a valuable timber tree (Pseudotsuga
Douglasii) of Northwestern America.
Essence of spruce, a thick, dark-colored, bitterish, and
acidulous liquid made by evaporating a decoction of the
young branches of spruce.
Hemlock spruce (Bot.), a graceful coniferous tree (Tsuga
Canadensis) of North America. Its timber is valuable, and
the bark is largely used in tanning leather.
Spruce beer. [G. sprossenbier; sprosse sprout, shoot (akin
to E. sprout, n.) + bier beer. The word was changed into
spruce because the beer came from Prussia (OE. Spruce), or
because it was made from the sprouts of the spruce. See
Sprout, n., Beer, and cf. Spruce, n.] A kind of beer
which is tinctured or flavored with spruce, either by
means of the extract or by decoction.
Spruce grouse. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Spruce partridge,
Spruce leather. See Spruce, n., 3.
Spruce partridge (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American grouse
(Dendragapus Canadensis) found in Canada and the
Northern United States; -- called also Canada grouse. Epochra CanadensisCurrant 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. Erigeron CanadensisHorseweed Horse"weed`, n. (Bot.)
A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common
weed. F Canadensis Note: Among the well-known species are the European lynx
(Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier
(F. Canadensis); the bay lynx of America (F. rufa),
and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and
the pardine lynx (F. pardina) of Southern Europe.
2. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations. Glyceria Canadensis Quaking bog, a bog of forming peat so saturated with water
that it shakes when trodden upon.
Quaking grass. (Bot.)
(a) One of several grasses of the genus Briza, having
slender-stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets, which
quake and rattle in the wind. Briza maxima is the large
quaking grass; B. media and B. minor are the smaller
(b) Rattlesnake grass (Glyceria Canadensis). Gymnocladus CanadensisKentucky Ken*tuck"y, n.
One of the United States.
Kentucky blue grass (Bot.), a valuable pasture and meadow
grass (Poa pratensis), found in both Europe and America.
See under Blue grass.
Kentucky coffee tree (Bot.), a tall North American tree
(Gymnocladus Canadensis) with bipinnate leaves. It
produces large woody pods containing a few seeds which
have been used as a substitute for coffee. The timber is
very valuable. Hydrastis CanadensisXanthopuccine Xan`tho*puc"cine, n. [Xantho- + puccoon + -ine.]
One of three alkaloids found in the root of the yellow
puccoon (Hydrastis Canadensis). It is a yellow crystalline
substance, and resembles berberine. Hydrastis CanadensisHydrastine Hy*dras"tine, n. (Chem.)
An alkaloid, found in the rootstock of the golden seal
(Hydrastis Canadensis), and extracted as a bitter, white,
crystalline substance. It is used as a tonic and febrifuge. L CanadensisOtter Ot"ter, n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter,
Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra,
Gr. "y`dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to
E. water. [root]137, 215. See Water, and cf. Hydra.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any carnivorous animal of the genus Lutra,
and related genera. Several species are described. They
have large, flattish heads, short ears, and webbed toes.
They are aquatic, and feed on fish. Their fur is soft and
valuable. The common otter of Europe is Lutra vulgaris;
the American otter is L. Canadensis; other species
inhabit South America and Asia.
2. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of the ghost moth. It is very
injurious to hop vines.
Otter hound, Otter dog (Zo["o]l.), a small breed of
hounds, used in England for hunting otters.
Otter sheep. See Ancon sheep, under Ancon.
Otter shell (Zo["o]l.), very large bivalve mollusk
(Schizoth[ae]rus Nuttallii) found on the northwest coast
of America. It is excellent food, and is extensively used
by the Indians.
Sea otter. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary. Laportea CanadensisNettle Net"tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel,
OHG. nezz["i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n["a]lde, Sw. n["a]ssla;
cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp
hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.
Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U.
cham[ae]dryoides in the Southern, United States. the common
European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found
in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman
nettle of England.
Note: The term nettle has been given to many plants related
to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:
Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus
Laportea (as L. gigas and L. moroides); -- also
called nettle tree.
Bee nettle, Hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See
Blind nettle, Dead nettle, a harmless species of
False nettle (B[ae]hmeria cylindrica), a plant common in
the United States, and related to the true nettles.
Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys. See under Hedge.
Horse nettle (Solanum Carolinense). See under Horse.
(a) Same as Hackberry.
(b) See Australian nettle (above).
Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge
family (Jatropha urens).
Wood nettle, a plant (Laportea Canadensis) which stings
severely, and is related to the true nettles.
Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and
used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.
Nettle rash (Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the
effects of whipping with nettles.
Sea nettle (Zo["o]l.), a medusa. Mustela CanadensisFisher Fish"er, n. [AS. fiscere.]
1. One who fishes.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family
(Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the ``black cat.' Pedicularis CanadensisWood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG.
witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. &
Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.]
1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove;
-- frequently used in the plural.
Light thickens, and the crow Makes wing to the rooky
2. The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous
substance which composes the body of a tree and its
branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber. ``To
worship their own work in wood and stone for gods.'
3. (Bot.) The fibrous material which makes up the greater
part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby
plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems.
It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of
various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands
called silver grain.
Note: Wood consists chiefly of the carbohydrates cellulose
and lignin, which are isomeric with starch.
4. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.
Wood acid, Wood vinegar (Chem.), a complex acid liquid
obtained in the dry distillation of wood, and containing
large quantities of acetic acid; hence, specifically,
acetic acid. Formerly called pyroligneous acid.
Wood anemone (Bot.), a delicate flower (Anemone nemorosa)
of early spring; -- also called windflower. See Illust.
Wood ant (Zo["o]l.), a large ant (Formica rufa) which
lives in woods and forests, and constructs large nests.
Wood apple (Bot.). See Elephant apple, under Elephant.
Wood baboon (Zo["o]l.), the drill.
Wood betony. (Bot.)
(a) Same as Betony.
(b) The common American lousewort (Pedicularis
Canadensis), a low perennial herb with yellowish or
Wood borer. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The larva of any one of numerous species of boring
beetles, esp. elaters, longicorn beetles,
buprestidans, and certain weevils. See Apple borer,
under Apple, and Pine weevil, under Pine.
(b) The larva of any one of various species of
lepidopterous insects, especially of the clearwing
moths, as the peach-tree borer (see under Peach),
and of the goat moths.
(c) The larva of various species of hymenopterous of the
tribe Urocerata. See Tremex.
(d) Any one of several bivalve shells which bore in wood,
as the teredos, and species of Xylophaga.
(e) Any one of several species of small Crustacea, as the
Limnoria, and the boring amphipod (Chelura
Wood carpet, a kind of floor covering made of thin pieces
of wood secured to a flexible backing, as of cloth.
Wood cell (Bot.), a slender cylindrical or prismatic cell
usually tapering to a point at both ends. It is the
principal constituent of woody fiber.
Wood choir, the choir, or chorus, of birds in the woods.
Wood coal, charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal.
Wood cricket (Zo["o]l.), a small European cricket
Wood culver (Zo["o]l.), the wood pigeon.
Wood cut, an engraving on wood; also, a print from such an
Wood dove (Zo["o]l.), the stockdove.
Wood drink, a decoction or infusion of medicinal woods.
Wood duck (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A very beautiful American duck (Aix sponsa). The
male has a large crest, and its plumage is varied with
green, purple, black, white, and red. It builds its
nest in trees, whence the name. Called also bridal
duck, summer duck, and wood widgeon.
(b) The hooded merganser.
(c) The Australian maned goose (Chlamydochen jubata).
Wood echo, an echo from the wood.
(a) An engraver on wood.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any of several species of small beetles
whose larv[ae] bore beneath the bark of trees, and
excavate furrows in the wood often more or less
resembling coarse engravings; especially, Xyleborus
(a) The act or art engraving on wood; xylography.
(b) An engraving on wood; a wood cut; also, a print from
such an engraving.
Wood fern. (Bot.) See Shield fern, under Shield.
(a) (Bot.) Fibrovascular tissue.
(b) Wood comminuted, and reduced to a powdery or dusty
Wood fretter (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
beetles whose larv[ae] bore in the wood, or beneath the
bark, of trees.
Wood frog (Zo["o]l.), a common North American frog (Rana
sylvatica) which lives chiefly in the woods, except
during the breeding season. It is drab or yellowish brown,
with a black stripe on each side of the head.
Wood germander. (Bot.) See under Germander.
Wood god, a fabled sylvan deity.
Wood grass. (Bot.) See under Grass.
Wood grouse. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The capercailzie.
(b) The spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
Wood guest (Zo["o]l.), the ringdove. [Prov. Eng.]
Wood hen. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of Old World short-winged
rails of the genus Ocydromus, including the weka and
(b) The American woodcock.
Wood hoopoe (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old
World arboreal birds belonging to Irrisor and allied
genera. They are closely allied to the common hoopoe, but
have a curved beak, and a longer tail.
Wood ibis (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large,
long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus
Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily
covered with feathers. The American wood ibis (Tantalus
loculator) is common in Florida.
Wood lark (Zo["o]l.), a small European lark (Alauda
arborea), which, like, the skylark, utters its notes
while on the wing. So called from its habit of perching on
Wood laurel (Bot.), a European evergreen shrub (Daphne
Wood leopard (Zo["o]l.), a European spotted moth (Zeuzera
[ae]sculi) allied to the goat moth. Its large fleshy
larva bores in the wood of the apple, pear, and other
Wood lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley.
Wood lock (Naut.), a piece of wood close fitted and
sheathed with copper, in the throating or score of the
pintle, to keep the rudder from rising.
Wood louse (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial isopod
Crustacea belonging to Oniscus, Armadillo, and
related genera. See Sow bug, under Sow, and Pill
bug, under Pill.
(b) Any one of several species of small, wingless,
pseudoneuropterous insects of the family Psocid[ae],
which live in the crevices of walls and among old
books and papers. Some of the species are called also
book lice, and deathticks, or deathwatches.
Wood mite (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous small mites of
the family Oribatid[ae]. They are found chiefly in
woods, on tree trunks and stones.
Wood mote. (Eng. Law)
(a) Formerly, the forest court.
(b) The court of attachment.
Wood nettle. (Bot.) See under Nettle.
Wood nightshade (Bot.), woody nightshade.
Wood nut (Bot.), the filbert.
Wood nymph. (a) A nymph inhabiting the woods; a fabled
goddess of the woods; a dryad. ``The wood nymphs, decked
with daisies trim.' --Milton.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsomely
colored moths belonging to the genus Eudryas. The
larv[ae] are bright-colored, and some of the species,
as Eudryas grata, and E. unio, feed on the leaves
of the grapevine.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsomely
colored South American humming birds belonging to the
genus Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or
green and blue.
Wood offering, wood burnt on the altar.
We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering. --Neh.
Wood oil (Bot.), a resinous oil obtained from several East
Indian trees of the genus Dipterocarpus, having
properties similar to those of copaiba, and sometimes
substituted for it. It is also used for mixing paint. See
Wood opal (Min.), a striped variety of coarse opal, having
some resemblance to wood.
Wood paper, paper made of wood pulp. See Wood pulp,
Wood pewee (Zo["o]l.), a North American tyrant flycatcher
(Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but
Wood pie (Zo["o]l.), any black and white woodpecker,
especially the European great spotted woodpecker.
Wood pigeon. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons
belonging to Palumbus and allied genera of the
(b) The ringdove.
Wood puceron (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse.
Wood pulp (Technol.), vegetable fiber obtained from the
poplar and other white woods, and so softened by digestion
with a hot solution of alkali that it can be formed into
sheet paper, etc. It is now produced on an immense scale.
Wood quail (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East
Indian crested quails belonging to Rollulus and allied
genera, as the red-crested wood quail (R. roulroul), the
male of which is bright green, with a long crest of red
Wood rabbit (Zo["o]l.), the cottontail.
Wood rat (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of American
wild rats of the genus Neotoma found in the Southern
United States; -- called also bush rat. The Florida wood
rat (Neotoma Floridana) is the best-known species.
Wood reed grass (Bot.), a tall grass (Cinna arundinacea)
growing in moist woods.
Wood reeve, the steward or overseer of a wood. [Eng.]
Wood rush (Bot.), any plant of the genus Luzula,
differing from the true rushes of the genus Juncus
chiefly in having very few seeds in each capsule.
Wood sage (Bot.), a name given to several labiate plants of
the genus Teucrium. See Germander.
Wood screw, a metal screw formed with a sharp thread, and
usually with a slotted head, for insertion in wood.
Wood sheldrake (Zo["o]l.), the hooded merganser.
Wood shock (Zo["o]l.), the fisher. See Fisher, 2.
Wood shrike (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Old
World singing birds belonging to Grallina,
Collyricincla, Prionops, and allied genera, common in
India and Australia. They are allied to the true shrikes,
but feed upon both insects and berries.
Wood snipe. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The American woodcock.
(b) An Asiatic snipe (Gallinago nemoricola).
Wood soot, soot from burnt wood.
Wood sore. (Zo["o]l.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
Wood sorrel (Bot.), a plant of the genus Oxalis (Oxalis
Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust. (a) of
Wood spirit. (Chem.) See Methyl alcohol, under Methyl.
Wood stamp, a carved or engraved block or stamp of wood,
for impressing figures or colors on fabrics.
Wood star (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
South American humming birds belonging to the genus
Calothorax. The male has a brilliant gorget of blue,
purple, and other colors.
Wood sucker (Zo["o]l.), the yaffle.
Wood swallow (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Old
World passerine birds belonging to the genus Artamus and
allied genera of the family Artamid[ae]. They are common
in the East Indies, Asia, and Australia. In form and
habits they resemble swallows, but in structure they
resemble shrikes. They are usually black above and white
Wood tapper (Zo["o]l.), any woodpecker.
Wood tar. See under Tar.
Wood thrush, (Zo["o]l.)
(a) An American thrush (Turdus mustelinus) noted for the
sweetness of its song. See under Thrush.
(b) The missel thrush.
Wood tick. See in Vocabulary.
Wood tin. (Min.). See Cassiterite.
Wood titmouse (Zo["o]l.), the goldcgest.
Wood tortoise (Zo["o]l.), the sculptured tortoise. See
Wood vine (Bot.), the white bryony.
Wood vinegar. See Wood acid, above.
Wood warbler. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of numerous species of American warblers of
the genus Dendroica. See Warbler.
(b) A European warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix); --
called also green wren, wood wren, and yellow
Wood worm (Zo["o]l.), a larva that bores in wood; a wood
Wood wren. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The wood warbler.
(b) The willow warbler. Perisoreus CanadensisJay Jay, n. [F. geai, OF. gai, jaj, perh. fr. OHG. g[=a]hi.
Cf. Gay.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to
Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied
to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often
handsomely colored, and usually have a crest.
Note: The European jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a large and
handsomely colored species, having the body pale
reddish brown, lighter beneath; tail and wing quills
blackish; the primary coverts barred with bright blue
and black; throat, tail coverts, and a large spot on
the wings, white. Called also jay pie, Jenny jay,
and k[ae]. The common blue jay (Cyanocitta
cristata.), and the related species, are brilliantly
colored, and have a large erectile crest. The
California jay (Aphelocoma Californica), the Florida
jay (A. Floridana), and the green jay (Xanthoura
luxuosa), of Texas and Mexico, are large, handsome,
crested species. The Canada jay (Perisoreus
Canadensis), and several allied species, are much
plainer and have no crest. See Blue jay, and Whisky
Jay thrush (Zo["o]l.), any one several species of Asiatic
singing birds, of the genera Garrulax, Grammatoptila,
and related genera of the family Crateropodid[ae]; as,
the white-throated jay thrush (G. albogularis), of
India. Perisoreus CanadensisWhisky Whis"ky, Whiskey Whis"key, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge
water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha
whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.]
An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc.,
especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In
the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize,
rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made
from malted barley.
Bourbon whisky, corn whisky made in Bourbon County,
Crooked whisky. See under Crooked.
Whisky Jack (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jay (Perisoreus
Canadensis). It is noted for its fearless and familiar
habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the
winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter
beneath. Called also moose bird. Poterium CanadensisBurnet Bur"net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the
plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim.
of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See
A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially,
P.Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
Burnet moth (Zo["o]l.), in England, a handsome moth
(Zyg[ae]na filipendula), with crimson spots on the
Burnet saxifrage. (Bot.) See Saxifrage.
Canadian burnet, a marsh plant (Poterium Canadensis).
Great burnet, Wild burnet, Poterium (or Sanguisorba)
oficinalis. R canadensisDewberry Dew"ber`ry, n. (Bot.)
(a) The fruit of certain species of bramble (Rubus); in
England, the fruit of R. c[ae]sius, which has a
glaucous bloom; in America, that of R. canadensis and
R. hispidus, species of low blackberries.
(b) The plant which bears the fruit.
Feed him with apricots and dewberries. --Shak.
Meaning of Canadensis from wikipedia
- Castor canadensis
, common names American
beaver, or North American beaver Cervus canadensis
name elk or wapiti Lontra canadensis
roosevelti), Tule (C. canadensis
manitobensis) and Rocky Mountain
- the nominotypical
subspecies, the lesser sandhill crane
(Antigone canadensis canadensis
), with up to 450,000 of these birds migrating through
- The Canada goose
) is a large
wild goose species
with a black
head and neck, white
ch****s, white under
its chin, and a brown
ago). Thus, the three subspecies
of O. canadensis
are: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
(O. c. canadensis
) – occupying
the U.S. and Canadian Rocky
- Erigeron canadensis
(synonym Conyza canadensis
) is an annual plant native throughout
most of North America
America. It is also widely
- name was Lutra canadensis
. The species epithet canadensis means
"of Canada". In a new cl****ification, the species
is called Lontra canadensis
- The Canada
lynx (Lynx canadensis
) is a lynx species native
America. It ranges across Canada
and Alaska extending
into the Rocky Mountains
- The North American beaver
) is one of two extant beaver
species. It is native
to North America
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