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R "R" ([aum]r). R, the eighteenth letter of English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is sometimes called a semivowel, and a liquid. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 178, More…
R aconitifolius
Ranunculus "Ra*nun`cu*lus", n.; pl. E. , L. . [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs, mostly More…
R aculeatus
Butcher's broom "Butch"er's broom`" (Bot.) A genus of plants ( ); esp. {R. aculeatus}, which has large red berries and leaflike branches. See .
R Americana
Avocet "Av"o*cet", Avoset "Av"o*set" ([a^]v"[-o]*s[e^]t), n. [F. avocette: cf. It. avosetta, Sp. avoceta.] (Zo["o]l.) A grallatorial bird, of the genus ; the More…
R Asiaticus
Ranunculus "Ra*nun`cu*lus", n.; pl. E. , L. . [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs, mostly More…
R aureum
Currant "Cur"rant" (k?r"rant), n. [F. corinthe (raisins de Corinthe raisins of Corinth) currant (in sense 1), from the city of Corinth in Greece, whence, probably, the More…
R bulbosus
Buttercup "But"ter*cup`", n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus , or crowfoot, particularly {R. bulbosus}, with bright yellow flowers; - called also , , and . It is More…
R bulbosus
Cuckoobud "Cuck"oo*bud"" (k??k"??-b?d`), n. (Bot.) A species of ({R. bulbosus}); - called also , , , . -Shak.
R caesius
Dewberry "Dew"ber`ry", n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of certain species of bramble ( ); in England, the fruit of {R. c[ae]sius}, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, More…
R calendula
Kinglet "King"let", n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. -Carlyle. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus and More…
R canadensis
Dewberry "Dew"ber`ry", n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of certain species of bramble ( ); in England, the fruit of {R. c[ae]sius}, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, More…
R Canadensis
Blackberry "Black"ber*ry" (bl[a^]k"b[e^]r*r[y^]), n. [OE. blakberye, AS. bl[ae]cberie; bl[ae]c black + berie berry.] The fruit of several species of bramble ( ); also, the More…
R caribou
Reindeer "Rein"deer`" (r?n"d?r), n. [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.] [Formerly written also , and More…
R Catesbiana
Frog "Frog" (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr["o].] 1. (Zo["o]l.) More…
R catharticus
Rhamnus "Rham"nus", n. [NL., from Gr. "ra`mnos a kind of prickly shrub; cf. L. rhamnos.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California {Rhamnus More…
R chrysops
Bass "Bass", n.; pl. , and sometimes . [A corruption of barse.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera , , and related genera. There are many More…
R clavata
Maid "Maid", n. [Shortened from maiden. ?. See .] 1. An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden. Would I had died a maid, More…
R communis
Ricinus "Ric"i*nus", n. [L., the castor-oil plant.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one species ({R. communis}), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is More…
R communis
, inflammable gas procured from oil, and used for lighting streets, houses, etc. . (a) (Zo["o]l.) A gland which secretes oil; especially in More…
R cristatus
Kinglet "King"let", n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. -Carlyle. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus and More…
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