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P AEliani
Wart hog "Wart" hog`" (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of large, savage African wild hogs of the genus {Phacoch[oe]rus}. These animals have a pair of large, rough, More…
P alba
Spruce "Spruce", n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf. More…
P alba
(Zo["o]l.), a small rattlesnake ({Caudisona, or Sistrurus, miliaria}) of the Southern United States, having a small rattle. It has nine large More…
P alchata
(Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of Old World birds belonging to the suborder Pterocletes, and resembling both grouse and pigeons. Called also {rock More…
P Alexandri
Ring "Ring", n. [AS. hring, hrinc; akin to Fries. hring, D. & G. ring, OHG. ring, hring, Icel. hringr, DAn. & SW. ring; cf. Russ. krug'. Cf. , a row, .] A circle, or a More…
P Alkekengi
Ground "Ground" (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. More…
P Americana
Porpoise "Por"poise", n. [OE. porpeys, OF. porpeis, literally, hog fish, from L. porcus swine + piscis fish. See , and .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any small cetacean of the genus More…
P Americanus
Flounder "Floun"der", n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A flatfish of the family More…
P Anglorum
Shearwater "Shear"wa`ter", n. [Shear + water; cf. G. wassersherer; - so called from its running lightly along the surface of the water.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous More…
P angustifolia
Cottonwood "Cot"ton*wood`" (-w[oo^]d`), n. (Bot.) An American tree of the genus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the {P. More…
P antiquorum
Flamingo "Fla*min"go", n.; pl. . [Sp. flamenco, cf. Pg. flamingo, Prov. flammant, F. flamant; prop. a p. pr. meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its color. See .] More…
P apivorus
Honey "Hon"ey", n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ? dust, Skr. kaa More…
P apterus
Red "Red", a. [Compar. (-d?r); superl. .] [OE. red, reed, AS. re['a]d, re['o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. More…
P aquilina
Brake "Brake", n. [OE. brake fern; cf. AS. bracce fern, LG. brake willow bush, Da. bregne fern, G. brach fallow; prob. orig. the growth on rough, broken ground, fr. the root of E. More…
P arenarius
(Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of Old World birds belonging to the suborder Pterocletes, and resembling both grouse and pigeons. Called also {rock More…
P Arizonica
Yellow "Yel"low", a. [Compar. ; superl. .] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, More…
P aucuparia
Mountain "Moun"tain", a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a More…
P australis
Pine "Pine", n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus . See . Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United States, of which More…
P avium
Cherry "Cher"ry", n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. ?, perh. fr. ? horn, from the hardness of the More…
P Bahamensis
Loblolly "Lob"lol`ly", n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Gruel; porridge; - so called among seamen. (Bot.), an elegant white-flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, of More…
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