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Definition of 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.
PygmyPygmy Pyg"my, Pygmean Pyg*me"an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See
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
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. PygmyPygmy 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
short. The term pygmyism
is used to describe
- The pygmy hippopotamus
liberiensis) is a small hippopotamid which
to the forests
- The African Pygmies
(or Congo Pygmies
also Central African
foragers, "African rainforest
hunter-gatherers" (RHG) or "Forest People
- The pygmy
Cebuella, is a small genus
of New World monkey native
of the western Amazon Basin
America. It is notable...
- The pygmy
hog (Porcula salvania) is a suid native
gr****lands in the foothills
of the Himalayas
of up to 300 m (980 ft). Today...
- The American Pygmy
is an American breed
goat. It is small, compact
built. Like the Nigerian
Dwarf, it derives
is an epistolary novel
Palahniuk. It was released
on May 5, 2009. The plot revolves around
a 13-year-old boy named Agent Number
- The pygmy nuthatch
(Sitta pygmaea) is a tiny songbird, about
10 cm (4 inches) long and about
10 grams in weight. Measurements: Length: 3.5-4.3 in (9-11...
owls are members
of the genus
Glaucidium. They belong
to the typical
owl family, Strigidae. The genus consists
of 29 species distributed
- The pygmy killer whale
(Feresa attenuata) is a poorly known
dolphin. It derives
name from sharing
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