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A octomaculataForester For"est*er, n. [F. forestier, LL. forestarius.]
1. One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an
officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
2. An inhabitant of a forest. --Wordsworth.
3. A forest tree. [R.] --Evelyn.
4. (Zo["o]l.) A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia
and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A.
octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to
the grapevine. Chalmydodera maculataBower bird Bow"er bird` (Zo["o]l.)
An Australian bird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus or
holosericeus), allied to the starling, which constructs
singular bowers or playhouses of twigs and decorates them
with bright-colored objects; the satin bird.
Note: The name is also applied to other related birds of the
same region, having similar habits; as, the spotted
bower bird (Chalmydodera maculata), and the regent
bird (Sericulus melinus). Chimaphila maculataWintergreen Win"ter*green`, n. (Bot.)
A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.
Note: In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the
species of Pyrola which in America are called
English wintergreen, and shin leaf (see Shin leaf,
under Shin.) In America, the name wintergreen is
given to Gaultheria procumbens, a low evergreen
aromatic plant with oval leaves clustered at the top of
a short stem, and bearing small white flowers followed
by red berries; -- called also checkerberry, and
sometimes, though improperly, partridge berry.
Chickweed wintergreen, a low perennial primulaceous herb
(Trientalis Americana); -- also called star flower.
Flowering wintergreen, a low plant (Polygala paucifolia)
with leaves somewhat like those of the wintergreen
(Gaultheria), and bearing a few showy, rose-purple
Spotted wintergreen, a low evergreen plant (Chimaphila
maculata) with ovate, white-spotted leaves. Cicuta maculataHemlock Hem"lock, n. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic,
1. (Bot.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs
having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the
Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the
Conium maculatum. See Conium.
Note: The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by
some thought to have been a decoction of Cicuta
virosa, or water hemlock, by others, of Conium
2. (Bot.) An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies,
or Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.
The murmuring pines and the hemlocks. --Longfellow.
3. The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.
Ground hemlock, or Dwarf hemlock. See under Ground. Crocuta maculataHyena Hy*e"na, n.; pl. Hyenas. [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a
sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr.
? hog: cf. F. hy[`e]ne. See Sow female hog.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any carnivorous mammal of the family Hy[ae]nid[ae], of
which three living species are known. They are large and
strong, but cowardly. They feed chiefly on carrion, and are
nocturnal in their habits. [Written also hy[ae]na.]
Note: The striped hyena (Hy[ae]na striata) inhabits
Southern Asia and a large part of Africa. The brown
hyena (H. brunnea), and the spotted hyena (Crocuta
maculata), are found in Southern Africa. The extinct
cave hyena (H. spel[ae]a) inhabited England and
Cave hyena. See under Cave.
Hyena dog (Zo["o]l.), a South African canine animal
(Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at
night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very
large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its color is reddish
or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white. Called
also hunting dog. Macrosila quinquemaculataPotato Po*ta"to, n.; pl. Potatoes. [Sp. patata potato,
batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably
batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.)
(a) A plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade
family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which
there are numerous varieties used for food. It is
native of South America, but a form of the species is
found native as far north as New Mexico.
(b) The sweet potato (see below).
Potato beetle, Potato bug. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A beetle (Doryphora decemlineata) which feeds, both
in the larval and adult stages, upon the leaves of the
potato, often doing great damage. Called also
Colorado potato beetle, and Doryphora. See
(b) The Lema trilineata, a smaller and more slender
striped beetle which feeds upon the potato plant, bur
does less injury than the preceding species.
Potato fly (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
blister beetles infesting the potato vine. The black
species (Lytta atrata), the striped (L. vittata), and
the gray (L. cinerea, or Fabricii) are the most common.
See Blister beetle, under Blister.
Potato rot, a disease of the tubers of the potato, supposed
to be caused by a kind of mold (Peronospora infestans),
which is first seen upon the leaves and stems.
Potato weevil (Zo["o]l.), an American weevil (Baridius
trinotatus) whose larva lives in and kills the stalks of
potato vines, often causing serious damage to the crop.
Potato whisky, a strong, fiery liquor, having a hot, smoky
taste, and rich in amyl alcohol (fusel oil); it is made
from potatoes or potato starch.
Potato worm (Zo["o]l.), the large green larva of a sphinx,
or hawk moth (Macrosila quinquemaculata); -- called also
tomato worm. See Illust. under Tomato.
Seaside potato (Bot.), Ipom[oe]a Pes-Capr[ae], a kind of
morning-glory with rounded and emarginate or bilobed
leaves. [West Indies]
Sweet potato (Bot.), a climbing plant (Ipom[oe]a Balatas)
allied to the morning-glory. Its farinaceous tubers have a
sweetish taste, and are used, when cooked, for food. It is
probably a native of Brazil, but is cultivated extensively
in the warmer parts of every continent, and even as far
north as New Jersey. The name potato was applied to this
plant before it was to the Solanum tuberosum, and this
is the ``potato' of the Southern United States.
Wild potato. (Bot.)
(a) A vine (Ipom[oe]a pandurata) having a pale purplish
flower and an enormous root. It is common in sandy
places in the United States.
(b) A similar tropical American plant (I. fastigiata)
which it is thought may have been the original stock
of the sweet potato. Sphinx or Macrosila quinquemaculataTomato To*ma"to, n.; pl. Tomatoes. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of
American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.)
The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family (Lycopersicum
esculentun); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is
called also love apple, is usually of a rounded, flattened
form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or
yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.
Tomato gall (Zo["o]l.), a large gall consisting of a mass
of irregular swellings on the stems and leaves of
grapevines. They are yellowish green, somewhat tinged with
red, and produced by the larva of a small two-winged fly
Tomato sphinx (Zo["o]l.), the adult or imago of the tomato
worm. It closely resembles the tobacco hawk moth. Called
also tomato hawk moth. See Illust. of Hawk moth.
Tomato worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a large hawk moth
(Sphinx, or Macrosila, quinquemaculata) which feeds upon
the leaves of the tomato and potato plants, often doing
considerable damage. Called also potato worm. Tringa maculataSandpiper Sand"pi`per, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas,
Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family
Note: The most important North American species are the
pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata), called also
brownback, grass snipe, and jacksnipe; the
red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
(T. alpina); the purple sandpiper (T. maritima: the
red-breasted sandpiper, or knot (T. canutus); the
semipalmated sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus); the
spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail (Actitis
macularia); the buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites
subruficollis), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or
upland plover. See under Upland. Among the European
species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the
sanderling, and the common sandpiper (Actitis, or
Tringoides, hypoleucus), called also fiddler,
peeper, pleeps, weet-weet, and summer snipe.
Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called
2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
Curlew sandpiper. See under Curlew.
Stilt sandpiper. See under Stilt. var maculata Note: Among the well-known species are the European lynx
(Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier
(F. Canadensis); the bay lynx of America (F. rufa),
and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and
the pardine lynx (F. pardina) of Southern Europe.
2. (Astron.) One of the northern constellations.
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- Corymbia maculata
, commonly known
gum, is species
of medium-sized to tall tree that is endemic
Australia. It has smooth, mottled...
- Nemophila maculata
, with common names
baby blue eyes and fivespot, is a species
of flowering plant
in the borage family
(Boraginaceae). It is endemic
- Dolichoves**** maculata
is a eusocial
wasp of the cosmopolitan family
Vespidae. Its colloquial names include
the bald-faced hornet, bald hornet, white-faced...
- Cicuta maculata
is a highly poisonous species
of flowering plant
in the carrot family known
by several common
names, including spotted water
- Aloe maculata
(synonym Aloe saponaria; commonly known
as the soap aloe or zebra
aloe) is a Southern African species
of aloe. Local people
- Heteroscodra maculata
is an Old World species
of tarantula which
was first described
in 1899 by Reginald Innes
Po****. This species native
to West Africa...
- Drimiopsis maculata
, also known
by the common names little white
soldiers, African false
plant, is a flowering plant
- Rutpela maculata
Kaufman, 1947 Rutpela maculata
Podaný Rutpela maculata
var. subsinuata Depoli Rutpela maculata
- Pomacea maculata
is a species
of large freshwater snail
with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk
in the family
Ampullariidae, the apple
- Lysiosquillina maculata
, the zebra mantis
shrimp, striped mantis shrimp
mantis, is a species
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