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F "F" ([e^]f). 1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin. The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek More…
F aesalon
Merlin "Mer"lin", n. [OE. merlion, F. ['e]merillon; cf. OHG. smirl, G. schmerl; prob. fr. L. merula blackbird. Cf. .] (Zo["o]l.) A small European falcon ({Falco More…
F affinis
Bluebill "Blue"bill`", n. (Zo["o]l.) A duck of the genus . Two American species ({F. marila} and {F. affinis}) are common. See .
F Americana
Ash "Ash" ([a^]sh), n. [OE. asch, esh, AS. [ae]sc; akin to OHG. asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of trees of the Olive family, having More…
F Americana
Fraxinus "Frax"i*nus", n. [L., the ash tree.] (Bot.) A genus of deciduous forest trees, found in the north temperate zone, and including the true ash trees. Note: {Fraxinus More…
F Americana
Coot "Coot" (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the More…
F aquila
Frigate "Frig"ate", n. [F. fr['e]gate, It. fregata, prob. contracted fr. L. fabricata something constructed or. built. See .] 1. Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean More…
F atra
Coot "Coot" (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the More…
F Canadensis
Note: Among the well-known species are the European lynx (); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier ({F. Canadensis}); the bay lynx of America ({F. rufa}), More…
F canaliculata
Winkle "Win"kle", n. [AS. wincle.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any periwinkle. -Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of More…
F canaliculata
Periwinkle "Per"i*win`kle", n. [From AS. pinewincla a shellfish, in which pine- is fr. L. pina, pinna, a kind of mussel, akin to Gr. ?. Cf. .] (Zo["o]l.) Any small More…
F carica
Winkle "Win"kle", n. [AS. wincle.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any periwinkle. -Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of More…
F Carica
Ficus "Fi"cus", n. [L., a fig.] A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which ({F. Carica}) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree. Note: is the banyan More…
F Carica
Fig "Fig", n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr. figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. .] 1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree () with large leaves, known from the More…
F catenatus
Studfish "Stud"fish`", n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small American minnows of the genus , as {F. catenatus}.
F clef
F "F" ([e^]f). 1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin. The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek More…
F coccinea
Ladies' eardrops "La"dies' ear`drops`" (Bot.) The small-flowered Fuchsia ({F. coccinea}), and other closely related species.
F corniculata
Puffin "Puf"fin" (p[u^]f"f[i^]n), n. [Akin to puff.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) An arctic sea bird ) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen More…
F Cretica
Thorny "Thorn"y", a. [Compar. ; superl. .] [Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.] 1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny More…
F elastica
Ficus "Fi"cus", n. [L., a fig.] A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which ({F. Carica}) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree. Note: is the banyan More…
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