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C maculatusWrymouth Wry"mouth`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of large, elongated, marine fishes
of the genus Cryptacanthodes, especially C. maculatus of
the American coast. A whitish variety is called ghostfish. Galeocerdo maculatus or tigrinusTiger Ti"ger, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti`gris;
probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri
an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v.t.; --
probably so named from its quickness.]
1. A very large and powerful carnivore (Felis tigris)
native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and
sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped
with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and
belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or
exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal
tiger, and Bengal tiger.
2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
As for heinous tiger, Tamora. --Shak.
3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or
4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three
cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.]
5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
American tiger. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The puma.
(b) The jaguar.
Clouded tiger (Zo["o]l.), a handsome striped and spotted
carnivore (Felis macrocelis or F. marmorata) native of
the East Indies and Southern Asia. Its body is about three
and a half feet long, and its tail about three feet long.
Its ground color is brownish gray, and the dark markings
are irregular stripes, spots, and rings, but there are
always two dark bands on the face, one extending back from
the eye, and one from the angle of the mouth. Called also
Mexican tiger (Zo["o]l.), the jaguar.
Tiger beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
active carnivorous beetles of the family Cicindelid[ae].
They usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly.
Tiger bittern. (Zo["o]l.) See Sun bittern, under Sun.
Tiger cat (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of wild
cats of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes
somewhat resembling those of the tiger.
Tiger flower (Bot.), an iridaceous plant of the genus
Tigridia (as T. conchiflora, T. grandiflora, etc.)
having showy flowers, spotted or streaked somewhat like
the skin of a tiger.
Tiger grass (Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm
(Cham[ae]rops Ritchieana). It is used in many ways by
the natives. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
Tiger lily. (Bot.) See under Lily.
Tiger moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of moths
of the family Arctiad[ae] which are striped or barred
with black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The
larv[ae] are called woolly bears.
Tiger shark (Zo["o]l.), a voracious shark (Galeocerdo
maculatus or tigrinus) more or less barred or spotted
with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic and Indian
Ocean. Called also zebra shark.
Tiger shell (Zo["o]l.), a large and conspicuously spotted
cowrie (Cypr[ae]a tigris); -- so called from its fancied
resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also
Tiger wolf (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena (Hy[ae]na
Tiger wood, the variegated heartwood of a tree
(Mach[ae]rium Schomburgkii) found in Guiana. Hippotragus or Oryx nasomaculatusAddax Ad"dax, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, or Oryx,
Note: It is now believed to be the Strepsiceros (twisted
horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought to be the
pygarg of the Bible. Labrus maculatusWrasse Wrasse, n. [W. gwrachen.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of
the genus Labrus, of which several species are found in the
Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. Many of
the species are bright-colored.
Note: Among the European species are the ballan wrasse
(Labrus maculatus), the streaked wrasse (L.
lineatus), the red wrasse (L. mixtus), the comber
wrasse (L. comber), the blue-striped, or cook, wrasse
(see Peacock fish, under Peacock), the rainbow
wrasse (L. vulgaris), and the seawife. Larinus maculatusTrehala Tre*ha"la, n. (Chem.)
An amorphous variety of manna obtained from the nests and
cocoons of a Syrian coleopterous insect (Larinus maculatus,
L. nidificans, etc.) which feeds on the foliage of a
variety of thistle. It is used as an article of food, and is
called also nest sugar. Pleuronectes maculatusWater flounder Wa"ter floun"der (Zo["o]l.)
The windowpane (Pleuronectes maculatus). [Local, U. S.] Scomberomorus maculatusSpanish Span"ish, a.
Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
Spanish bayonet (Bot.), a liliaceous plant (Yucca
alorifolia) with rigid spine-tipped leaves. The name is
also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern
United States and mexico. Called also Spanish daggers.
Spanish bean (Bot.) See the Note under Bean.
Spanish black, a black pigment obtained by charring cork.
Spanish broom (Bot.), a leguminous shrub (Spartium
junceum) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
Spanish brown, a species of earth used in painting, having
a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of
sesquioxide of iron.
Spanish buckeye (Bot.), a small tree (Ungnadia speciosa)
of Texas, New Mexico, etc., related to the buckeye, but
having pinnate leaves and a three-seeded fruit.
Spanish burton (Naut.), a purchase composed of two single
blocks. A double Spanish burton has one double and two
single blocks. --Luce (Textbook of Seamanship).
Spanish chalk (Min.), a kind of steatite; -- so called
because obtained from Aragon in Spain.
Spanish cress (Bot.), a cruciferous plant (lepidium
Cadamines), a species of peppergrass.
Spanish curiew (Zo["o]l.), the long-billed curlew. [U.S.]
Spanish daggers (Bot.) See Spanish bayonet.
Spanish elm (Bot.), a large West Indian tree (Cordia
Gerascanthus) furnishing hard and useful timber.
Spanish feretto, a rich reddish brown pigment obtained by
calcining copper and sulphur together in closed crucibles.
Spanish flag (Zo["o]l.), the California rockfish
(Sebastichthys rubrivinctus). It is conspicuously
colored with bands of red and white.
Spanish fly (Zo["o]l.), a brilliant green beetle, common in
the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See
Blister beetle under Blister, and Cantharis.
Spanish fox (Naut.), a yarn twisted against its lay.
Spanish grass. (Bot.) See Esparto.
Spanish juice (Bot.), licorice.
Spanish leather. See Cordwain.
Spanish mackerel. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A species of mackerel (Scomber colias) found both in
Europe and America. In America called chub mackerel,
big-eyed mackerel, and bull mackerel.
(b) In the United States, a handsome mackerel having bright
yellow round spots (Scomberomorus maculatus), highly
esteemed as a food fish. The name is sometimes
erroneously applied to other species. See Illust. under
Spanish main, the name formerly given to the southern
portion of the Caribbean Sea, together with the contiguous
coast, embracing the route traversed by Spanish treasure
ships from the New to the Old World.
Spanish moss. (Bot.) See Tillandsia.
Spanish needles (Bot.), a composite weed (Bidens
bipinnata) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
Spanish nut (Bot.), a bulbous plant (Iris Sisyrinchium)
of the south of Europe.
Spanish potato (Bot.), the sweet potato. See under
Spanish red, an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian
red, but slightly yellower and warmer. --Fairholt.
Spanish reef (Naut.), a knot tied in the head of a
Spanish sheep (Zo["o]l.), a merino.
Spanish white, an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by
pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white
Spanish windlass (Naut.), a wooden roller, with a rope
wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to
serve as a lever.
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