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Definition of Harlequin
HarlequinHarlequin Har"le*quin, n. [F. arlequin,formerly written also
harlequin (cf. It, arlecchino), prob. fr. OF. hierlekin,
hellequin, goblin, elf, which is prob. of German or Dutch
origin; cf. D. hel hell. Cf. Hell, Kin.]
A buffoon, dressed in party-colored clothes, who plays
tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or
an audience; a merry-andrew; originally, a droll rogue of
Italian comedy. --Percy Smith.
As dumb harlequin is exhibited in our theaters.
Harlequin bat (Zo["o]l.), an Indian bat (Scotophilus
ornatus), curiously variegated with white spots.
Harlequin beetle (Zo["o]l.), a very large South American
beetle (Acrocinus longimanus) having very long legs and
antenn[ae]. The elytra are curiously marked with red,
black, and gray.
Harlequin cabbage bug. (Zo["o]l.) See Calicoback.
Harlequin caterpillar. (Zo["o]l.), the larva of an American
bombycid moth (Euch[ae]tes egle) which is covered with
black, white, yellow, and orange tufts of hair.
Harlequin duck (Zo["o]l.), a North American duck
(Histrionicus histrionicus). The male is dark ash,
curiously streaked with white.
Harlequin moth. (Zo["o]l.) See Magpie Moth.
Harlequin opal. See Opal.
Harlequin snake (Zo["o]l.), a small, poisonous snake
(Elaps fulvius), ringed with red and black, found in the
Southern United States.
Harlequin Har"le*quin, n. i.
To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.
Meaning of Harlequin from wikipedia
(/ˈhɑːrləkwɪn/; Italian: Arlecchino
[arlekˈkiːno]) is the best-known of the zanni
or comic servant characters
from the Italian commedia
is a genetic disorder
skin over nearly
body at birth. The skin forms
- Harlequin Enterprises Limited
) is a Toronto-based company
that publishes series
and women's fiction. Harlequin
- Harlequin syndrome
is a condition characterized
by asymmetric sweating
on the upper thoracic region
of the chest, neck and face. Harlequin...
- The Harlequin
is the name of four clown-themed DC Comics
characters. The original Harlequin
was a foe of the Golden
Age Green Lantern
is a comic servant
may also refer
, Nottinghamshire, England Harlequin
(comics), one of several
- The harlequin
duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) is a small
sea duck. It takes
its name from Harlequin
(French Arlequin, Italian
Arlecchino), a colourfully...
- The Harlequin
is a colourful breed
of rabbit originating
from France. It is a breed based around
and markings, rather
than fur and body...
- The Welsh Harlequin
is a breed
in Wales. In 1949, in Criccieth, Group Captain Leslie Bonnet discovered
- Harlequin print
is a repeating pattern
of contrasting diamonds
or elongated squares standing
on end. A harlequin
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