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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 amarga
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…
S Amomum
Honewort "Hone"wort`", n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant of the genus ({S. Amomum}); - so called because used to cure a swelling called a hone.
S Anthelmia
Pinkroot "Pink"root`", n. 1. (Med.) The root of , used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {S. Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). 2. More…
S Antillarum
Tern "Tern" (t[~e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t["a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic More…
S aquila
Meagre "Mea"gre", n. [F. maigre.] (Zo["o]l.) A large European sci[ae]noid fish ({Sci[ae]na umbra} or {S. aquila}), having white bloodless flesh. It is valued as a food More…
S Argentea
Barracuda "Bar`ra*cu"da", n. [Native name.] Any of several voracious pikelike marine fishes allied to the gray mullets, constituting the genus {Sphyr[ae]na} and family More…
S argentea
Barracuda "Bar`ra*cu"da", Barracouata "Bar`ra*cou"ata", n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) A voracious pikelike, marine fish, of the genus {Sphyr[ae]na}, sometimes used as food. More…
S argenteus
Pomfret "Pom"fret", n. [Perhaps corrupt. fr. Pg. pampano a kind of fish.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of two or more species of marine food fishes of the genus ({S. niger}, 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 asperrimum
Comfrey "Com"frey", n. [Prob. from F. conferve, L. conferva, fr. confervere to boil together, in medical language, to heal, grow together. So called on account of its healing More…
S autumnalis
, , , , etc. See under , , etc. (Astron.), a small well-defined circular nebula, having a bright More…
S barracuda
Barracuda "Bar`ra*cu"da", n. [Native name.] Any of several voracious pikelike marine fishes allied to the gray mullets, constituting the genus {Sphyr[ae]na} and family More…
S bassana
Gannet "Gan"net", n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See , .] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of sea birds 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 Cambricus
Bull trout "Bull" trout`" (Zo["o]l.) (a) In England, a large salmon trout of several species, as and {S. Cambricus}, which ascend rivers; - called More…
S Canadensis
Warbler "War"bler", n. 1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; - applied chiefly to birds. In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo. More…
S Canadensis
Nuthatch "Nut"hatch`", n. [OE. nuthake. See 2d .] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of birds of the genus , as the European species ({Sitta Europ[ae]a}). The More…
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