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Definition: Bubo virginianus
n : brown North American horned owl [syn: great horned owl
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Definition: Bubo Virginianus
Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike
process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part
shaped like a horn.
The horned moon with one bright star
Within the nether tip. --Coleridge.
(Zo["o]l.), a British wild bee (Osmia bicornis
), having two little horns on the head.
(Zo["o]l.), an American cyprinoid fish
) common in brooks and ponds; the
common chub. See Illust. of Chub
(Zo["o]l.), a very large Brazilian frog
), having a pair of triangular horns
arising from the eyelids.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of grebe (Colymbus auritus
), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense
tufts of feathers on the head.
(Zo["o]l.), the gnu.
(Zo["o]l.), the shore lark.
(Zo["o]l.), the horned toad.
(Zo["o]l.), a large North American owl (Bubo Virginianus
), having a pair of elongated tufts of
feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are
known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned
owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different
regions; -- called also great horned owl
, horn owl
, and cat owl
. Sometimes also applied to the
. See Eared owl
, under Eared
. (Bot.) See Horn poppy
, under Horn
(Zo["o]l.), an American fresh-water siluroid
fish; the bullpout.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of rattlesnake
), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains,
from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular
horns between the eyes; -- called also sidewinder
(Zo["o]l.), the sea devil.
(Zo["o]l.), the kamichi.
(Zo["o]l.), the cerastes.
(Zo["o]l.), any lizard of the genus
, of which nine or ten species are known.
These lizards have several hornlike spines on the head,
and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They
inhabit the dry, sandy plains from California to Mexico
and Texas. Called also horned lizard
. (Zo["o]l.) See Cerastes
, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
esp. of the genera Aquila
. The eagle
is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysa["e]tus
); the imperial eagle of Europe (Aquila mogilnik
or Aquila imperialis
); the American bald eagle
); the European sea eagle
); and the great harpy eagle
). The figure of the eagle, as the
king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and
also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle
, and Golden eagle
2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
star of the first magnitude. See Aquila
4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
standard of any people.
Though the Roman eagle shadow thee. --Tennyson.
Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
an emblem a double-headed eagle.
. See Bald eagle
. See under Bold
, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
(Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
hawk of the genus Morphnus
(Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo
and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo Virginianus
), and the allied European species (B. maximus
). See Horned owl
(Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
(esp. M. aquila
(Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
), intermediate, in several
respects, between the eagles and vultures.