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Dacelo gigas Laughing goose (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted
Laughing gull. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A common European gull (Xema ridibundus); -- called
also pewit, black cap, red-legged gull, and sea
(b) An American gull (Larus atricilla). In summer the head
is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer
Laughing hyena (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See Hyena.
Laughing jackass (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher
(Dacelo gigas), of Australia; -- called also giant
kingfisher, and gogobera.
Laughing owl (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl (Sceloglaux
albifacies) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of
extinction. The name alludes to its notes. L gigasNettle Net"tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel,
OHG. nezz["i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n["a]lde, Sw. n["a]ssla;
cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp
hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.
Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U.
cham[ae]dryoides in the Southern, United States. the common
European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found
in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman
nettle of England.
Note: The term nettle has been given to many plants related
to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:
Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus
Laportea (as L. gigas and L. moroides); -- also
called nettle tree.
Bee nettle, Hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See
Blind nettle, Dead nettle, a harmless species of
False nettle (B[ae]hmeria cylindrica), a plant common in
the United States, and related to the true nettles.
Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys. See under Hedge.
Horse nettle (Solanum Carolinense). See under Horse.
(a) Same as Hackberry.
(b) See Australian nettle (above).
Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge
family (Jatropha urens).
Wood nettle, a plant (Laportea Canadensis) which stings
severely, and is related to the true nettles.
Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and
used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.
Nettle rash (Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the
effects of whipping with nettles.
Sea nettle (Zo["o]l.), a medusa. Pitta gigasBreve Breve (br[=e]v), n. [It. & (in sense 2) LL. breve, fr.
L. brevis short. See Brief.]
1. (Mus.) A note or character of time, equivalent to two
semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to
three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as
thus: ? ), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular
to the staff on each of its sides; -- formerly much used
for choir service. --Moore.
2. (Law) Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any
3. (Print.) A curved mark [[breve]] used commonly to indicate
the short quantity of a vowel.
4. (Zo["o]l.) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta
gigas), which has a very short tail. Priodontes gigasTatou Ta*tou", n. [Cf. Tatouay.] (Zo["o]l.)
The giant armadillo (Priodontes gigas) of tropical South
America. It becomes nearly five feet long including the tail.
It is noted for its burrowing powers, feeds largely upon dead
animals, and sometimes invades human graves. S gigasConch Conch, n. [L. concha, Gr. ?. See Coach, n.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A name applied to various marine univalve
shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which are
of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian
conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the
genus Cassis. See Cameo.
Note: The conch is sometimes used as a horn or trumpet, as in
fogs at sea, or to call laborers from work.
2. In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet.
3. One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of
their descendants in the Florida Keys; -- so called from
the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it
4. (Arch.) See Concha, n.
5. The external ear. See Concha, n., 2. Stereolepis gigasJewfish Jew"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
1. A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of
Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the
weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or
yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa,
2. A similar gigantic fish (Stereolepis gigas) of Southern
California, valued as a food fish.
3. The black grouper of Florida and Texas.
4. A large herringlike fish; the tarpum. Strombus gigasFountain Foun"tain (foun"t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL.
fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]
1. A spring of water issuing from the earth.
2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the
structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or
flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure
water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for
3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be
conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink
fountain in a printing press, etc.
4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which
anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
Judea, the fountain of the gospel. --Fuller.
Author of all being, Fountain of light, thyself
Air fountain. See under Air.
Fountain heead, primary source; original; first principle.
Fountain inkstand, an inkstand having a continual supply of
ink, as from elevated reservoir.
Fountain lamp, a lamp fed with oil from an elevated
Fountain pen, a pen with a reservoir in the handle which
furnishes a supply of ink.
(a) A structure for a fountain, having the form of a pump.
(b) A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for
watering plants, etc.
Fountain shell (Zo["o]l.), the large West Indian conch
shell (Strombus gigas).
Fountain of youth, a mythical fountain whose waters were
fabled to have the property of renewing youth. T gigasTridacna Tri*dac"na, n. [L., pl., a kind of oysters, fr. Gr. ?
eaten at three bites, ? tri- + ? to bite.] (Zo["o]l.)
A genus of very large marine bivalve shells found on the
coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One species
(T. gigas) often weighs four or five hundred pounds, and is
sometimes used for baptismal fonts. Called also paw shell,
and fountain shell. T gigasGiant Gi"ant, a.
Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
giant brothers; a giant son.
Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax.
Giant clam (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus
Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500
pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
contain holy water.
Giant heron (Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron
(Ardeomega goliath). It is the largest heron known.
Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole.
Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin.
Giant puffball (Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum),
edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
Giant salamander (Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic
salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It
is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
Giant squid (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very
large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied
genera. Some are over forty feet long. Tridacna gigasClam Clam, n. [Cf. Clamp, Clam, v. t., Clammy.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially
those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria),
the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea
clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other
species of the United States. The name is said to have
been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East
You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or
cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes,
or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure. --Capt. John
Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a
coclke; it lieth under the sand. --Wood (1634).
2. (Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
3. pl. (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
Blood clam. See under Blood.
Meaning of Gigas from wikipedia
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- "Arapaima gigas
". IUCN Red List of Threatened
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(link) "Arapaima (Arapaima gigas
- are currently three subspecies
of Tiliqua gigas
. First subspecies
to be recognized
is Tiliqua gigas gigas
(Schneider, 1801), in which
- Aliger gigas
, originally known
as Strombus gigas
or more recently
as Lobatus gigas
, commonly known
as the queen
conch, is a species
of large edible
- The Alaska moose
(Alces alces gigas
), or Alaskan moose
in Alaska, or giant moose
and Yukon moose
in Canada, is a subspecies
- A. gigas
to: Plants Amorphophallus gigas
, see Amorphophallus Animals Acerentulus gigas
, see Acerentulus Aethilla gigas
- yacanina. H. gigas
is a large colubrid
that may exceed
3 m (9 to 10 ft) in total length
(including tail) when adult. However
most H. gigas reach
- Pseudoclamoris gigas
(synonym Tapinauchenius gigas
), the orange
tree spider, is a tarantula endemic
Guyana. Pseudoclamoris gigas
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