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S "S" ([e^]s), the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a More…
S argyrops
Scup "Scup", n. [Contr. fr. American Indian mishc[`u]p, fr. mishe-kuppi large, thick-scaled.] (Zo["o]l.) A marine sparoid food fish (, or {S. argyrops}), More…
S asio
Scops owl "Scops" owl`" [NL. scops, fr. Gr. ? the little horned owl.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small owls of the genus having ear tufts like those of More…
S autumnalis
Star "Star" (st[aum]r), n. [OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno, sterro, G. stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth. More…
S Benzoin
Styrax "Sty"rax", n. [L. styrax, storax, Gr. ?. See .] 1. (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and trees, mostly American or Asiatic, abounding in resinous and aromatic substances. More…
S borealis
Sulphur-bottom "Sul`phur-bot"tom", n. (Zo["o]l.) A very large whalebone whale of the genus , having a yellowish belly; especially, {S. sulfureus} of the North Pacific, More…
S Canadensis
elderberry "el"der*ber`ry", n. (Bot.) 1. The berrylike drupe of the elder. That of the Old World elder () and that of the American sweet elder ({S. More…
S cinerea
Sallow "Sal"low" (s[a^]l"l[-o]), n. [OE. salwe, AS. sealh; akin to OHG. salaha, G. salweide, Icel. selja, L. salix, Ir. sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. More…
S cinereus
Fox "Fox" (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. . [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa['u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. .] More…
S Cooperi
Shrew "Shrew", n. [See , a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. More…
S Coronopus
Swine "Swine", n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; More…
S Cubanus
Solenodon "So*le"no*don", n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. More…
S Dresseri
Eider "Ei"der", n. [Of Scand. origin, cf. Icel [ae]?r; akin to Sw. eider, Dan. ederfugl.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of sea duck of the genus , esp. , More…
S equina
Sponge "Sponge" (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. ['e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia`, spo`ggos. Cf. , .] [Formerly written also .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species More…
S flava
Sarracenia "Sar`ra*ce"ni*a", n. [NL. So named after a Dr. Sarrazin of Quebec.] (Bot.) A genus of American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant. More…
S gigantea
Sequoia "Se*quoi"a", n. [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, More…
S guttata
Scorpene "Scor"pene", n. [F. scorp[`e]ne, fr. L. scorpaena a kind of fish, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A marine food fish of the genus {Scorp[ae]na}, as the European hogfish ({S. More…
S hypericifolia
Saint "Saint" (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. , , , .] More…
S Indicum
Sesame "Ses"a*me", n. [L. sesamum, sesama, Gr. ????, ???: cf. F. s['e]same.] (Bot.) Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus ({S. Indicum}, and {S. orientale}), More…
S latifolium
Sandalwood "San"dal*wood", n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. [,c]andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. .] (Bot.) (a) The highly perfumed yellowish More…
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