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Circus aeruginosusBuzzard Buz"zard (b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
the genus Buteo and related genera.
Note: The Buteo vulgaris is the common buzzard of Europe.
The American species (of which the most common are B.
borealis, B. Pennsylvanicus, and B. lineatus) are
usually called hen hawks. -- The rough-legged buzzard,
or bee hawk, of Europe (Pernis apivorus) feeds on
bees and their larv[ae], with other insects, and
reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is Circus
[ae]ruginosus. See Turkey buzzard, and Carrion
Bald buzzard, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk.
2. A blockhead; a dunce.
It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a
buzzard. --Goldsmith. Circus aerunginosusHarrier Har"ri*er, n. [From Harry.]
1. One who harries.
2. (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of hawks or buzzards of
the genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals
or birds, -- as the European marsh harrier (Circus
[ae]runginosus), and the hen harrier (C. cyaneus).
Harrier hawk(?), one of several species of American hawks
of the genus Micrastur. Circus cyaneusHen Hen, n. [AS. henn, hen, h[ae]n; akin to D. hen, OHG.
henna, G. henne, Icel. h?na, Dan. h["o]na; the fem.
corresponding to AS. hana cock, D. haan, OHG. hano, G. hahn,
Icel. hani, Dan. & Sw. hane. Prob. akin to L. canere to sing,
and orig. meaning, a singer. Cf. Chanticleer.] (Zo["o]l.)
The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse,
pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray
Note: Used adjectively or in combination to indicate the
female; as, hen canary, hen eagle, hen turkey, peahen.
Hen clam. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A clam of the Mactra, and allied genera; the sea clam
or surf clam. See Surf clam.
(b) A California clam of the genus Pachydesma.
Hen driver. See Hen harrier (below).
Hen harrier (Zo["o]l.), a hawk (Circus cyaneus), found in
Europe and America; -- called also dove hawk, henharm,
henharrow, hen driver, and usually, in America, marsh
hawk. See Marsh hawk.
Hen hawk (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of large hawks
which capture hens; esp., the American red-tailed hawk
(Buteo borealis), the red-shouldered hawk (B.
lineatus), and the goshawk.
Meaning of Circus from wikipedia
- A circus
is a company
who put on diverse entertainment shows
that may include
clowns, acrobats, trained
) is the second studio album released
by Filipino alternative
rock group Eraserheads
in 1994. Hits from Circus
are "Alapaap", "Sembreak"...
- Circus Circus
is used as the name for: Circus Circus Atlantic
City, a defunct hotel
City, New Jersey Circus Circus
by Phil Ruffin. Circus Circus includes
the largest permanent circus
in the world. It features circus
acts, as well as carnival...
- Circus Circus
Reno is a hotel
and casino located
Reno, Nevada. It anchors
hotel-casinos in the downtown
Reno core that...
are other brand divisions including Circus
Metal, and Sanctuary. Circus
has also been involved
Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey Circus
as the Ringling
Bros., the Barnum
& Bailey Circus
& Bailey, or simply
- At the Circus
is a 1939 comedy
the Marx Brothers
(Groucho Marx, Harpo
Marx and Chico
by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in which
- Circus skills
are a group
that have been performed
, sideshow, busking, or variety, vaudeville, or music
- Piccadilly Circus
is a road junction
and public space
of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built
in 1819 to connect Regent Street
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