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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 pygmy
goat is a breed
of miniature domestic
goat. The pygmy
goat is quite
animal, and can adapt
all climates. Does weigh...
- The African Pygmies
(or Congo Pygmies
also "Central African
foragers", "African rainforest
hunter-gatherers" (RHG) or "Forest People
- The pygmy marmoset
(Cebuella pygmaea) is a small species
of New World monkey native
of the western Amazon Basin
America. The species...
owls are members
of the genus
Glaucidium. They belong
to the typical
owl family, Strigidae. The genus consists
26 to 35 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...
- Kozlov's pygmy
jerboa, Salpingotus kozlovi Baluchistan pygmy
jerboa, Salpingotus michaelis Pallid pygmy
jerboa, Salpingotus pallidus
- The pygmy rabbit
(Brachylagus idahoensis) is a North American
rabbit, and is one of only two rabbit species
to dig its own burrow[further explanation...
epithet, Negrillos, also tended
to bundle these peoples
with the pygmy peoples
on perceived similarities
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