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Definition of Pygmy

Pygmy
Pygmy Pyg"my, n. One of a race of Central African Negritos found chiefly in the great forests of the equatorial belt. THey are the shortest of known races, the adults ranging from less than four to about five feet in stature. They are timid and shy, dwelling in the recesses of the forests, though often on good terms with neighboring Negroes.
Pygmy
Pygmy Pyg"my, Pygmean Pyg*me"an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See Pygmy.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. `` Like that Pygmean race.' --Milton. Pygmy antelope (Zo["o]l.), the kleeneboc. Pygmy goose (Zo["o]l.), any species of very small geese of the genus Nettapus, native of Africa, India, and Australia. Pygmy owl (Zo["o]l.), the gnome. Pygmy parrot (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of very small green parrots (Nasitern[ae]), native of New Guinea and adjacent islands. They are not larger than sparrows.
Pygmy
Pygmy Pyg"my, n.; pl. Pygmies. [L. pygmaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the fist, a measure of length, the distance from the elbow to the knuckles, about 131 inches. Cf. Pugnacious, Fist.] [Written also pigmy.] 1. (Class. Myth.) One of a fabulous race of dwarfs who waged war with the cranes, and were destroyed. 2. Hence, a short, insignificant person; a dwarf.

Meaning of Pygmy from wikipedia

- In anthropology, pygmy peoples are ethnic groups whose average height is unusually short. The term pygmyism is used to describe the phenotype of endemic...
- The pygmy hippopotamus (C****opsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis) is a small hippopotamid which is native to the forests and swamps of West...
- The African pygmy goat is a breed of miniature domestic goat. The pygmy goat is quite a hardy animal, and can adapt to virtually all climates. Does weigh...
- The African Pygmies (or Congo Pygmies, variously also "Central African foragers", "African rainforest hunter-gatherers" (RHG) or "Forest People of Central...
- The pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) is a small species of New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. The species...
- Pygmy elephants live in both Africa and Asia. The African pygmy elephant, formerly described as "Loxodonta pumilio", is currently considered to be a tiny...
- Pygmy owls are members of the genus Glaucidium. They belong to the typical owl family, Strigidae. The genus consists of about 26 to 35 species distributed...
- The pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) is a North American rabbit, and is one of only two rabbit species in America to dig its own burrow[further explanation...
- bonobo (/bəˈnoʊboʊ, ˈbɒnəboʊ/; Pan paniscus), also historically called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered...
- The pygmy seahorses comprise several species of tiny seahorse in the syngnathid family or Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefish). Family Syngnathidae is...
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