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Barbastellus communisBarbastel Bar"ba*stel`, n. [F. barbastelle.] (Zo["o]l.)
A European bat (Barbastellus communis), with hairy lips. C communisQuail 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.]
Communism Com"mu*nism, n. [F. communisme, fr. commun common.]
A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life;
specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of
inequalities in the possession of property, as by
distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all
wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all.
Note: At different times, and in different countries, various
schemes pertaining to socialism in government and the
conditions of domestic life, as well as in the
distribution of wealth, have been called communism.
Communist Com"mu*nist, n. [F. communiste.]
1. An advocate for the theory or practice of communism.
2. A supporter of the commune of Paris.
Communistic Com`mu*nis"tic, a.
1. Of or pertaining to communism or communists; as,
2. (Zo["o]l.) Living or having their nests in common, as
Ferula communisNarthex Nar"thex, n. [L., giant fennel, Gr. ?.]
1. (Bot.) A tall umbelliferous plant (Ferula communis). See
Giant fennel, under Fennel.
2. (Arch.) The portico in front of ancient churches;
sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by
ambulatories; -- used, generally, for any vestibule,
lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church. J communisJuniper Ju"ni*per, n. [L. juniperus, prop., youth-producing,
and so called from its evergreen appearance, from the roots
of E. juvenile, and parent. Cf. Gin the liquor.] (Bot.)
Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and
Note: The common juniper (J. communis) is a shrub of a low,
spreading form, having awl-shaped, rigid leaves in
whorls of threes, and bearing small purplish blue
berries (or galbuli), of a warm, pungent taste, used as
diuretic and in flavoring gin. A resin exudes from the
bark, which has erroneously been considered identical
with sandarach, and is used as pounce. The oil of
juniper is acrid, and used for various purposes, as in
medicine, for making varnish, etc. The wood of several
species is of a reddish color, hard and durable, and is
used in cabinetwork under the names of red cedar,
Bermuda cedar, etc.
Juniper worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a geometrid moth
(Drepanodes varus). It feeds upon the leaves of the
juniper, and mimics the small twigs both in form and
color, in a remarkable manner. Lampsana communisWartwort Wart"wort`, n. (Bot.)
A name given to several plants because they were thought to
be a cure for warts, as a kind of spurge (Euphorbia
Helioscopia), and the nipplewort (Lampsana communis). Lampsana communisNipplewort Nip"ple*wort`, n. (Bot.)
A yellow-flowered composite herb (Lampsana communis),
formerly used as an external application to the nipples of
women; -- called also dock-cress. P communisPorpoise Por"poise, n. [OE. porpeys, OF. porpeis, literally,
hog fish, from L. porcus swine + piscis fish. See Pork, and
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any small cetacean of the genus Phoc[ae]na,
especially P. communis, or P. phoc[ae]na, of Europe,
and the closely allied American species (P. Americana).
The color is dusky or blackish above, paler beneath. They
are closely allied to the dolphins, but have a shorter
snout. Called also harbor porpoise, herring hag,
puffing pig, and snuffer.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A true dolphin (Delphinus); -- often so
called by sailors.
Skunk porpoise, or Bay porpoise (Zo["o]l.), a North
American porpoise (Lagenorhynchus acutus), larger than
the common species, and with broad stripes of white and
yellow on the sides. See Illustration in Appendix. Prunus communisBullace Bul"lace, n. [OE. bolas, bolace, OF. beloce; of Celtic
origin; cf. Arm. bolos, polos, Gael. bulaistear.] (Bot.)
(a) A small European plum (Prunus communis, var.
insitita). See Plum.
(b) The bully tree. Pyrus communisPear Pear (p[^a]r), n. [OE. pere, AS. peru, L. pirum: cf. F.
poire. Cf. Perry.] (Bot.)
The fleshy pome, or fruit, of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus
communis), cultivated in many varieties in temperate
climates; also, the tree which bears this fruit. See Pear
(a) (Bot.) A name of two distinct diseases of pear trees,
both causing a destruction of the branches, viz., that
caused by a minute insect (Xyleborus pyri), and that
caused by the freezing of the sap in winter. --A. J.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) A very small beetle (Xyleborus pyri) whose
larv[ae] bore in the twigs of pear trees and cause them
Pear family (Bot.), a suborder of rosaceous plants
(Pome[ae]), characterized by the calyx tube becoming
fleshy in fruit, and, combined with the ovaries, forming a
pome. It includes the apple, pear, quince, service berry,
Pear gauge (Physics), a kind of gauge for measuring the
exhaustion of an air-pump receiver; -- so called because
consisting in part of a pear-shaped glass vessel.
Pear shell (Zo["o]l.), any marine gastropod shell of the
genus Pyrula, native of tropical seas; -- so called from
Pear slug (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a sawfly which is very
injurious to the foliage of the pear tree. R communisRicinus Ric"i*nus, n. [L., the castor-oil plant.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one
species (R. communis), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is
three-celled, and contains three large seeds from which
castor oil iss expressed. See Palma Christi. R communis Oil gas, inflammable gas procured from oil, and used for
lighting streets, houses, etc.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) A gland which secretes oil; especially in
birds, the large gland at the base of the tail.
(b) (Bot.) A gland, in some plants, producing oil.
Oil green, a pale yellowish green, like oil.
Oil of brick, empyreumatic oil obtained by subjecting a
brick soaked in oil to distillation at a high temperature,
-- used by lapidaries as a vehicle for the emery by which
stones and gems are sawn or cut. --Brande & C.
Oil of talc, a nostrum made of calcined talc, and famous in
the 17th century as a cosmetic. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Oil of vitriol (Chem.), strong sulphuric acid; -- so called
from its oily consistency and from its forming the
vitriols or sulphates.
Oil of wine, [OE]nanthic ether. See under [OE]nanthic.
(a) The art of painting in oil colors.
(b) Any kind of painting of which the pigments are originally
ground in oil.
Oil palm (Bot.), a palm tree whose fruit furnishes oil,
esp. El[ae]is Guineensis. See El[ae]is.
Oil sardine (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian herring (Clupea
scombrina), valued for its oil.
Oil shark (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The liver shark.
(b) The tope.
Oil still, a still for hydrocarbons, esp. for petroleum.
Oil test, a test for determining the temperature at which
petroleum oils give off vapor which is liable to explode.
Oil tree. (Bot.)
(a) A plant of the genus Ricinus (R. communis), from the
seeds of which castor oil is obtained.
(b) An Indian tree, the mahwa. See Mahwa.
(c) The oil palm.
To burn the midnight oil, to study or work late at night.
Volatle oils. See Essential oils, under Essential. Ricinus communisPalma Christi Pal"ma Chris"ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.)
A plant (Ricinus communis) with ornamental peltate and
palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the
tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate
regions; -- called also castor-oil plant. [Sometimes
corrupted into palmcrist.] Ricinus communisPalmic Pal"mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.)
Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor-oil plant
(Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi); -- formerly used to
designate an acid now called ricinoleic acid. [Obsoles.] Tamus communisBryony Bry"o*ny (br[imac]"[-o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr.
brywni`a, fr. bry`ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.)
The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus
Bryonia. The root of B. alba (rough or white bryony)
and of B. dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic.
Black bryony, a plant (Tamus communis) so named from its
dark glossy leaves and black root; black bindweed.
Meaning of Communis from wikipedia
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to "common opinion," or "the generally accepted
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pear (P. communis
) is thought
to be descended
from two subspecies
of wild pears, categorized
as P. communis
- Juniperus communis
'Compressa' Juniperus communis
'Green ****' (prostrate shrub) Juniperus communis
'Hibernica' (Irish juniper) Juniperus communis
in ethanolic extract
of Ricinus communis
root bark. Extract
of Ricinus communis exhibited acaricidal
and insecticidal activities
- 2020.109380. "RHS Plantfinder
- Myrtus communis
2018. "RHS Plantfinder
- Myrtus communis
subsp. tarentina". Retrieved
- pear (Pyrus communis
), are without doubt derived
from one or two wild subspecies
and P. communis
- M. domestica Binomial
name Malus domestica
Borkh., 1803 Synonyms Malus communis
Desf. Malus pumila
Mil. M. frutescens
Medik. M. paradisiaca
- call communis
? (I, ii, 20). On the lowest level
tact. In Horace
the man who talks
to you when you obviously
don't want to talk lacks communis
- A. communis
to: Amara communis
, a species
in the family Carabidae Amygdalus communis
, a synonym
dulcis, the almond
- Dioscorea communis
or Tamus communis
is a species
of flowering plant
in the yam family Dioscoreaceae
and is commonly known