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H "H" (h[add]). (Mus.) The seventh degree in the diatonic scale, being used by the Germans for B natural. See .
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H "H" ([=a]ch), the eighth letter of the English alphabet, is classed among the consonants, and is formed with the mouth organs in the same position as that of the succeeding More…
H agilis
Note: The white-handed gibbon (), the crowned ({H. pilatus}), the wou-wou or singing gibbon ({H. agilis}), the siamang, and the hoolock. are the most More…
H albicilla
Sea eagle "Sea" ea"gle" 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fish-eating eagles of the genus {Hali[ae]etus} and allied genera, as the North Pacific sea More…
H albicilla
Eagle "Ea"gle", n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob. named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf. Lith. aklas blind. Cf. .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any More…
H alpina
Holy "Ho"ly", a. [Compar. ; superl. .] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. More…
H Americanus
Lobster "Lob"ster", n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind of lobster, a locust. Cf. .] (Zo["o]l.) Any large macrurous More…
H Americanus
Banner "Ban"ner", n. [OE. banere, OF. baniere, F. banni[`e]re, bandi[`e]re, fr. LL. baniera, banderia, fr. bandum banner, fr. OHG. bant band, strip of cloth; cf. bindan to bind, More…
H Androsoemum
Tutsan "Tut"san", n. [F. toutesaine; tout, toule, all (L. totus) + sain, saine, sound, healthy, L. sanus.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus ({H. Andros[oe]mum}), from which a More…
H arboreus
Hyrax "Hy"rax", n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? shrew mouse.] (Zo["o]l.) Any animal of the genus , of which about four species are known. They constitute the order Hyracoidea. The best More…
H aspersa
Edible "Ed"i*ble", a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See .] Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. -Bacon. - n. Anything edible. {Edible bird's More…
H auricula
Auricula "Au*ric"u*la", n.; pl. L. {Auricul[ae]}, E. . [L. auricula. See .] 1. (Bot.) (a) A species of , or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, More…
H aurolineatus
Grunt "Grunt", n. 1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus {H[ae]mulon}, allied to the More…
H Bachmani
Oyster "Oys"ter", n. [OF. oistre, F. hu[^i]tre, L. ostrea, ostreum, Gr. 'o`streon; prob. akin to 'ostre`on bone, the oyster being so named from its shell. Cf. , .] 1. More…
H Bennettii
Wallaby "Wal"la*by", n.; pl. . [From a native name.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus , native of Australia and Tasmania, More…
H bidens
. Note: There are several species so named, as the pilot whales, of the genus , and one or more species of {Hypero["o]don} ({H. bidens}, etc.), found on More…
H biguttatus
Hornyhead "Horn"y*head`", n. (Zo["o]l.) Any North American river chub of the genus , esp. {H. biguttatus}.
H Brucei
Daman "Da"man", n. (Zo["o]l.) A small herbivorous mammal of the genus . The species found in Palestine and Syria is ; that of Northern Africa is {H. More…
H brunnea
Hyena "Hy*e"na", n.; pl. . [L. hyaena, Gr. ?, orig., a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob., the hyena, fr. ? hog: cf. F. hy[`e]ne. See female hog.] (Zo["o]l.) More…
H Campechianum
Haematoxylon "H[ae]m`a*tox"y*lon", n. [NL., fr. Gr. a"i^ma blood + ? wood.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants containing but a single species, the {H. Campechianum} or More…
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