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Asarum EuropaeumAsarabacca As`a*ra*bac"ca, n. [L. asarum + bacca a berry. See
An acrid herbaceous plant (Asarum Europ[ae]um), the leaves
and roots of which are emetic and cathartic. It is
principally used in cephalic snuffs. Bison bonasus or EuropaeusAurochs Au"rochs ([add]"r[o^]ks), n. [G. auerochs, OHG.
[=u]rohso; [=u]r (cf. AS. [=u]r) + ohso ox, G. ochs. Cf.
Owre, Ox.] (Zo["o]l.)
The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Europ[ae]us), once
widely distributed, but now nearly extinct, except where
protected in the Lithuanian forests, and perhaps in the
Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of C[ae]sar, with
which it has often been confused. Caprimulgus EuropaeusGoatsucker Goat"suck`er, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to
Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species
(Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us); -- so called from the mistaken
notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also
goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night
hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk,
and dorhawk. Cyclamen EuropaeumCyclamin Cyc"la*min (-m?n), n.
A white amorphous substance, regarded as a glucoside,
extracted from the corm of Cyclamen Europ[ae]um. E EuropaeusSpindle Spin"dle, n. [AS. spinal, fr. spinnan to spin; akin to
D. spil, G. spille, spindel, OHG. spinnala. [root]170. See
1. The long, round, slender rod or pin in spinning wheels by
which the thread is twisted, and on which, when twisted,
it is wound; also, the pin on which the bobbin is held in
a spinning machine, or in the shuttle of a loom.
2. A slender rod or pin on which anything turns; an axis; as,
the spindle of a vane. Specifically:
(a) (Mach.) The shaft, mandrel, or arbor, in a machine
tool, as a lathe or drilling machine, etc., which
causes the work to revolve, or carries a tool or
(b) (Mach.) The vertical rod on which the runner of a
grinding mill turns.
(c) (Founding) A shaft or pipe on which a core of sand is
3. The fusee of a watch.
4. A long and slender stalk resembling a spindle.
5. A yarn measure containing, in cotton yarn, 15,120 yards;
in linen yarn, 14,400 yards.
6. (Geom.) A solid generated by the revolution of a curved
line about its base or double ordinate or chord.
(a) Any marine univalve shell of the genus Rostellaria;
-- called also spindle stromb.
(b) Any marine gastropod of the genus Fusus.
Dead spindle (Mach.), a spindle in a machine tool that does
not revolve; the spindle of the tailstock of a lathe.
Live spindle (Mach.), the revolving spindle of a machine
tool; the spindle of the headstock of a turning lathe.
Spindle shell. (Zo["o]l.) See Spindle, 7. above.
Spindle side, the female side in descent; in the female
line; opposed to spear side. --Ld. Lytton. [R.] ``King
Lycaon, grandson, by the spindle side, of Oceanus.'
Spindle tree (Bot.), any shrub or tree of the genus
Eunymus. The wood of E. Europ[ae]us was used for
spindles and skewers. See Prickwood. Erinaceus EuropaeusHedgehog Hedge"hog`, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus
Europ[ae]us), and other allied species of Asia and
Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body
mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself
into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every
direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly
2. (Zo["o]l.) The Canadian porcupine.[U.S]
3. (Bot.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods
of which are armed with short spines; -- popularly so
4. A form of dredging machine. --Knight.
Hedgehog caterpillar (Zo["o]l.), the hairy larv[ae] of
several species of bombycid moths, as of the Isabella
moth. It curls up like a hedgehog when disturbed. See
Woolly bear, and Isabella moth.
Hedgehog fish (Zo["o]l.), any spinose plectognath fish,
esp. of the genus Diodon; the porcupine fish.
Hedgehog grass (Bot.), a grass with spiny involucres,
growing on sandy shores; burgrass (Cenchrus
Hedgehog rat (Zo["o]l.), one of several West Indian
rodents, allied to the porcupines, but with ratlike tails,
and few quills, or only stiff bristles. The hedgehog rats
belong to Capromys, Plagiodon, and allied genera.
Hedgehog shell (Zo["o]l.), any spinose, marine, univalve
shell of the genus Murex.
Hedgehog thistle (Bot.), a plant of the Cactus family,
globular in form, and covered with spines
Sea hedgehog. See Diodon. Euonymus EuropaeusPrickwood Prick"wood`, n. (Bot.)
A shrub (Euonymus Europ[ae]us); -- so named from the use of
its wood for goads, skewers, and shoe pegs. Called also
spindle tree. Larix EuropaeaLarch Larch, n. [Cf. OE. larege (Cotgrave), It. larice, Sp.
larice, alerce, G. l["a]rche; all fr. L. larix, -icis, Gr.
A genus of coniferous trees, having deciduous leaves, in
fascicles (see Illust. of Fascicle).
Note: The European larch is Larix Europ[ae]a. The American
or black larch is L. Americana, the hackmatack or
tamarack. The trees are generally of a drooping,
graceful appearance. Lycopus EuropaeusGypsywort Gyp"sy*wort", n. (Bot.)
A labiate plant (the Lycopus Europ[ae]us). Gypsies are said
to stain their skin with its juice.
Neuropathic Neu`ro*path"ic, a.
Of or pertaining to neuropathy; of the nature of, or
suffering from, nervous disease.
Neuropathy Neu*rop"a*thy, n. [Neuro- + Gr. ?, ?, to suffer.]
An affection of the nervous system or of a nerve.
Olea EuropaeaOlive Ol"ive, n. [F., fr. L. oliva, akin to Gr. ?. See Oil.]
(a) A tree (Olea Europ[ae]a) with small oblong or
elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and
oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated
for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches
are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown
and beautifully variegated.
(b) The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by
cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil
is pressed from its flesh.
(a) Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so
called from the form. See Oliva.
(b) The oyster catcher. [Prov.Eng.]
(a) The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish,
yellowish, or tawny green.
(b) One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and
green mixed in equal strength and proportion.
4. (Anat.) An olivary body. See under Olivary.
5. (Cookery) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and
cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.
Note: Olive is sometimes used adjectively and in the
formation of self-explaining compounds; as, olive
brown, olive green, olive-colored, olive-skinned, olive
crown, olive garden, olive tree, olive yard, etc.
Bohemian olive (Bot.), a species of El[ae]agnus (E.
angustifolia), the flowers of which are sometimes used in
Southern Europe as a remedy for fevers.
(a) A branch of the olive tree, considered an emblem of
(b) Fig.: A child.
Olive brown, brown with a tinge of green.
Olive green, a dark brownish green, like the color of the
Olive oil, an oil expressed from the ripe fruit of the
olive, and much used as a salad oil, also in medicine and
Olive ore (Min.), olivenite.
Wild olive (Bot.), a name given to the oleaster or wild
stock of the olive; also variously to several trees more
or less resembling the olive. P EuropaeaLeadwort Lead"wort`, n. (Bot.)
A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). P. Europ[ae]a has
lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored
flowers. Sitta EuropaeaNuthatch Nut"hatch`, n. [OE. nuthake. See 2d Hack.]
Any one of several species of birds of the genus Sitta, as
the European species (Sitta Europ[ae]a). The white-breasted
nuthatch (S. Carolinensis), the red-breasted nuthatch (S.
Canadensis), the pygmy nuthatch (S. pygm[ae]a), and
others, are American. Talpa EuropaeaMole 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.] Tilia EuropaeaLinden Lin"den (l[i^]n"den), n. [Orig. an adj. from lind
linden tree, AS. lind; akin to D. & G. linde, OHG. linta,
Icel., Sw., & Dan. lind. Cf. Lime linden.] (Bot.)
(a) A handsome tree (Tilia Europ[ae]a), having cymes of
light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree
is common in Europe.
(b) In America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana. Tilia EuropaeaRussia Rus"sia, n.
A country of Europe and Asia.
Russia iron, a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a
lustrous blue-black surface.
Russia leather, a soft kind of leather, made originally in
Russia but now elsewhere, having a peculiar odor from
being impregnated with an oil obtained from birch bark. It
is much used in bookbinding, on account of its not being
subject to mold, and being proof against insects.
Russia matting, matting manufactured in Russia from the
inner bark of the linden (Tilia Europ[ae]a). Ulex EuropaeusFurze Furze, n. [OE. firs, As. fyrs.] (Bot.)
A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europ[ae]us), with beautiful
yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of
Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf
furze is Ulex nanus.
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