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Alauda cristataLark Lark, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D.
leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l?rahha, G. lerche, Sw.
l["a]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus
Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudid[ae]). They
mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In
America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned by
the shore larks, or horned larks, of the genus Otocoris.
The true larks have holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws,
and usually, dull, sandy brown colors.
Note: The European skylark, or lark of the poets (Alauda
arvensis), is of a brown mottled color, and is noted
for its clear and sweet song, uttered as it rises and
descends almost perpendicularly in the air. It is
considered a table delicacy, and immense numbers are
killed for the markets. Other well-known European
species are the crested, or tufted, lark (Alauda
cristata), and the wood lark (A. arborea). The
pipits, or titlarks, of the genus Anthus (family
Motacillid[ae]) are often called larks. See Pipit.
The American meadow larks, of the genus Sturnella,
are allied to the starlings. See Meadow Lark. The
Australian bush lark is Mirafra Horsfieldii. See
Lark bunting (Zo["o]l.), a fringilline bird (Calamospiza
melanocorys) found on the plains of the Western United
Lark sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a sparrow (Chondestes
grammacus), found in the Mississippi Valley and the
Western United States. Aythya or Fuligula cristataPoachard Poach"ard, n. [From Poach to stab.] [Written also
pocard, pochard.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A common European duck (Aythya ferina); -- called also
goldhead, poker, and fresh-water, or red-headed,
(b) The American redhead, which is closely allied to the
Red-crested poachard (Zo["o]l.), an Old World duck (Branta
Scaup poachard, the scaup duck.
Tufted poachard, a scaup duck (Aythya, or Fuligula
cristata), native of Europe and Asia. Condylura cristataMole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or
from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any insectivore of the family Talpid[ae].
They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large
and strong fore feet.
Note: The common European mole, or moldwarp (Talpa
Europ[ae]a), is noted for its extensive burrows. The
common American mole, or shrew mole (Scalops
aquaticus), and star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata)
have similar habits.
Note: In the Scriptures, the name is applied to two
unindentified animals, perhaps the chameleon and mole
2. A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground
drains. [U.S.] Condylura cristataStarnose Star"nose`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A curious American mole (Condylura cristata) having the
nose expanded at the end into a stellate disk; -- called also
star-nosed mole. Cyanocitta cristataJay 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. Cyanocitta or Cyanura cristataBlue jay Blue" jay` (Zo["o]l.)
The common jay of the United States (Cyanocitta, or Cyanura,
cristata). The predominant color is bright blue. Cystophora cristataHooded Hood"ed, a.
1. Covered with a hood.
2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood.
3. Hood-shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of
paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip.
(a) Having the head conspicuously different in color from
the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
(b) Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or
neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded snake.
Hooded crow, a European crow (Corvus cornix); -- called
also hoody, dun crow, and royston crow.
Hooded gull, the European black-headed pewit or gull.
Hooded merganser. See Merganser.
Hooded seal, a large North Atlantic seal (Cystophora
cristata). The male has a large, inflatible, hoodlike sac
upon the head. Called also hoodcap.
Hooded sheldrake, the hooded merganser. See Merganser.
Hooded snake. See Cobra de capello, Asp, Haje, etc.
Hooded warbler, a small American warbler (Sylvania
mitrata). Dicholophus or Cariama cristataSeriema Ser`i*e"ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large South American bird (Dicholophus, or Cariama
cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated.
Called also cariama. Hemisalamandra cristataTriton 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. N cristataGuinea Guin"ea (g[i^]n"[-e]), n.
1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for
its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea
fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named.
2. A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings
sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the
issue of sovereigns in 1817.
The guinea, so called from the Guinea gold out of
which it was first struck, was proclaimed in 1663,
and to go for twenty shillings; but it never went
for less than twenty-one shillings. --Pinkerton.
Guinea corn. (Bot.) See Durra.
Guinea Current (Geog.), a current in the Atlantic Ocean
setting southwardly into the Bay of Benin on the coast of
Guinea dropper one who cheats by dropping counterfeit
guineas. [Obs.] --Gay.
Guinea fowl, Guinea hen (Zo["o]l.), an African
gallinaceous bird, of the genus Numida, allied to the
pheasants. The common domesticated species (N.
meleagris), has a colored fleshy horn on each aide of the
head, and is of a dark gray color, variegated with small
white spots. The crested Guinea fowl (N. cristata) is a
Guinea grains (Bot.), grains of Paradise, or amomum. See
Guinea grass (Bot.), a tall strong forage grass (Panicum
jumentorum) introduced. from Africa into the West Indies
and Southern United States.
Guinea-hen flower (Bot.), a liliaceous flower (Fritillaria
Meleagris) with petals spotted like the feathers of the
Guinea peach. See under Peach.
Guinea pepper (Bot.), the pods of the Xylopia aromatica,
a tree of the order Anonace[ae], found in tropical West
Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper
Guinea pig. [Prob. a mistake for Guiana pig.]
(a) (Zo["o]l.) A small Brazilian rodent (Cavia cobaya),
about seven inches in length and usually of a white
color, with spots of orange and black.
Meaning of Cristata from wikipedia
- The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata
) is a p****erine bird in the family
to eastern North
America. It lives
in most of the eastern
- 5162 T-2 The green
wood**** Picus viridis
(a bird). JPL · 8774 8775 Cristata
5490 T-2 Several birds
("crested") as a species
- species Tropidacris cristata
: Tropidacris cristata cristata
(Linnaeus, 1758) Tropidacris cristata
dux (Drury, 1770) Tropidacris cristata grandis
- Barleria cristata
, the Philippine
violet, bluebell barleria
or crested Philippine
violet, is a plant species
in the family
Acanthaceae. It is native
- Vanda cristata
is a species
of orchid found growing
in the Himalaya
from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan
(northwestern Yunnan) at elevations...
- Rostraria cristata
, the Mediterranean
hairgr****, is an annual
gr**** species which
and widely naturalised throughout central
- Iris cristata
as dwarf crested
iris and crested
iris) is a species
in the genus
Iris, it is also in the subgenus
of Limniris. It is a rhizomatous...
- The yellow cardinal
) is a species
of South America
bird in the tanager family
Thraupidae. It is the only member
of its genus, Gubernatrix...
- The crested porcupine
) also known
as the African crested
porcupine, is a species
in the family Hystricidae found
- Cyanotis cristata
is a species
of perennial plants
in the family
Commelinaceae. It is native
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