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Greater BairamBairam Bai*ram", n. [Turk. ba["i]r[=a]m.]
Either of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one (the Lesser
Bairam) is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and
the other (the Greater Bairam) seventy days after the fast. greater IonicIonic I*on"ic, n.
(a) A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long
and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in
which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two
short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a
spondee, in which case it is called the smaller
(b) A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet.
2. The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.
3. (Print.) Ionic type. greater redpollLinnet Lin"net (l[i^]n"n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L.
linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS.
l[=i]n flax; -- so called because it feeds on the seeds of
flax and hemp. See Linen.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera
Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common
European species (L. cannabina), which, in full summer
plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or
less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown,
tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red linnet,
rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse
thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll. The
American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the
crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and Twite.
Green linnet (Zo["o]l.), the European green finch.
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