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Dragonish Drag"on*ish, a.
resembling a dragon. --Shak.
Dragonlike Drag"on*like` (-l[imac]k`), a.
Like a dragon. --Shak.
Dragonnade Drag`on*nade" (dr[a^]g`[o^]n*n[=a]d"), n. [F., fr.
dragon dragoon, because Louis XIV., in persecuting the
Protestants of his kingdom, quartered dragoons upon them.]
The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis
XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid
and devastating incursion; dragoonade.
He learnt it as he watched the dragonnades, the
tortures, the massacres of the Netherlands. --C.
Flapdragon Flap"drag`on, v. t.
To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour. [Obs.]
See how the sea flapdragoned it. --Shak.
River dragonRiver Riv"er, n. [F. riv[`e]re a river, LL. riparia river,
bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or
shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf.
1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and
emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream;
a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is
delightful to drink as they flow. --Macaulay.
2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers
of blood; rivers of oil.
River chub (Zo["o]l.), the hornyhead and allied species of
River crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water crabs of
the genus Thelphusa, as T. depressa of Southern
River dragon, a crocodile; -- applied by Milton to the king
River driver, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down
River duck (Zo["o]l.), any species of duck belonging to
Anas, Spatula, and allied genera, in which the hind
toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard
and pintail; -- opposed to sea duck.
River god, a deity supposed to preside over a river as its
River herring (Zo["o]l.), an alewife.
River hog. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus
Potamoch[oe]rus. They frequent wet places along the
(b) The capybara.
River horse (Zo["o]l.), the hippopotamus.
River jack (Zo["o]l.), an African puff adder (Clotho
nasicornis) having a spine on the nose.
River limpet (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, air-breathing
mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped
River pirate (Zo["o]l.), the pike.
River snail (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water
gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera.
See Pond snail, under Pond.
River tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous fresh-water
tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus
Trionyx and allied genera. See Trionyx.
Rouge dragon Rouge" drag`on, n. [F., literally, red dragon.]
One of the four pursuivants of the English college of arms.
Sea dragon Sea" drag"on (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A dragonet, or sculpin.
(b) The pegasus.
SnapdragonSnapdragon Snap"drag`on, n.
(a) Any plant of the scrrophulariaceous genus
Antirrhinum, especially the cultivated A. majus,
whose showy flowers are fancifully likened to the face
of a dragon.
(b) A West Indian herb (Ruellia tuberosa) with curiously
shaped blue flowers.
2. A play in which raisins are snatched from a vessel
containing burning brandy, and eaten; also, that which is
so eaten. See Flapdragon. --Swift. Vine dragonVine Vine, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus
of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See Wine, and
cf. Vignette.] (Bot.)
(a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
(b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender
stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs
by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing
anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper;
as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons,
squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer.
And one went out into the field to gather herbs,
and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild
gourds. --2 Kings iv.
Vine apple (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger
Vine beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
beetles which are injurious to the leaves or branches of
the grapevine. Among the more important species are the
grapevine fidia (see Fidia), the spotted Pelidnota
(see Rutilian), the vine fleabeetle (Graptodera
chalybea), the rose beetle (see under Rose), the vine
weevil, and several species of Colaspis and Anomala.
Vine borer. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae]
bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially
Sinoxylon basilare, a small species the larva of
which bores in the stems, and Ampeloglypter
sesostris, a small reddish brown weevil (called also
vine weevil), which produces knotlike galls on the
(b) A clearwing moth ([AE]geria polistiformis), whose
larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often
Vine dragon, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.]
Vine forester (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
moths belonging to Alypia and allied genera, whose
larv[ae] feed on the leaves of the grapevine.
Vine fretter (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera
that injuries the grapevine.
Vine grub (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of insect
larv[ae] that are injurious to the grapevine.
Vine hopper (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of leaf
hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially
Erythroneura vitis. See Illust. of Grape hopper, under
Vine inchworm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of
geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine,
especially Cidaria diversilineata.
Vine-leaf rooer (Zo["o]l.), a small moth (Desmia
maculalis) whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the
leaves of the grapevine. The moth is brownish black,
spotted with white.
Vine louse (Zo["o]l.), the phylloxera.
Vine mildew (Bot.), a fungous growth which forms a white,
delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and
fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green
parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the
vitality of the surface. The plant has been called Oidium
Tuckeri, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing
stage of an Erysiphe.
Vine of Sodom (Bot.), a plant named in the Bible (--Deut.
xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of
Sodom. See Apple of Sodom, under Apple.
Vine sawfly (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfiy (Selandria
vitis) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the
grapevine. The larv[ae] stand side by side in clusters
Vine slug (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the vine sawfly.
Vine sorrel (Bot.), a climbing plant (Cissus acida)
related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is
found in Florida and the West Indies.
Vine sphinx (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of hawk
moths. The larv[ae] feed on grapevine leaves.
Vine weevil. (Zo["o]l.) See Vine borer
(a) above, and Wound gall, under Wound.
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