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Definition: Circus aeruginosus
, n. [From Harry
1. One who harries.
2. (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of hawks or buzzards of
the genus Circus
which fly low and harry small animals
or birds, -- as the European marsh harrier (Circus [ae]ruginosus
), and the hen harrier (Circus cyaneus
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of American
hawks of the genus Micrastur
(h[aum]r"p[y^]), n.; pl. Harpies
harpie, L. harpyia, Gr. "a`rpyia, from the root of "arpa`zein
to snatch, to seize. Cf. Rapacious
1. (Gr. Myth.) A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and
filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a
vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger.
Some writers mention two, others three.
Both table and provisions vanished quite.
With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard.
2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
The harpies about all pocket the pool. --Goldsmith.
(a) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus [ae]ruginosus
(b) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged
American eagle (Thrasa["e]tus harpyia
). It ranges
from Texas to Brazil.
(a) An East Indian fruit bat of the genus Harpyia
), having prominent, tubular
(b) A small, insectivorous Indian bat (Harpiocephalus harpia
(Zo["o]l.), the house fly.
, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See
pool, and cf. Marish
A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or
wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also
(Bot.), a plant (Nartheeium ossifragum
with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white
flowers; -- called also bog asphodel
(Bot.), a plant (Potentilla palustris
having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places;
(a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree (Viburnum Opulus
(b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt
marshes (Iva frutescens
. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil
. (Chem.) See under Gas
(Bot.), a genus (Spartina
) of coarse grasses
growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass
. The tall
is not good for hay unless cut
very young. The low Spartina juncea
is a common
component of salt hay.
(Zo["o]l.), a European hawk or harrier
); -- called also marsh hawk
, moor buzzard
(a) A hawk or harrier (Circus cyaneus
), native of both
America and Europe. The adults are bluish slate above,
with a white rump. Called also hen harrier
, and mouse hawk
(b) The marsh harrier.
(Zo["o]l.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans
fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Alth[ae]a
) common in marshes near the
seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a
. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.
(Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous
; low herbs with roundish leaves,
growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort
(Zo["o]l.), the meadow lark.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice
), common in salt marshes. Its root is
powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine.
Called also sea lavender
(Bot.), a plant (Salicornia herbacea
found along seacoasts. See Glasswort
Marsh St. John's-wort
(Bot.), an American herb (Elodes Virginica
) with small opposite leaves and flesh-colored
. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea
. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean
(Zo["o]l.), any species of small American wrens
of the genus Cistothorus
, and allied genera. They
chiefly inhabit salt marshes.
(b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
the genus Buteo
and related genera.
2. (Zo["o]l.) In the United States, a term used for the
), and sometimes
indiscriminately to any vulture.
Note: The Buteo vulgaris
is the common buzzard of Europe.
The American species (of which the most common are
, Buteo Pennsylvanicus
, and Buteo lineatus
) are usually called hen hawks. -- The
rough-legged buzzard, or bee hawk, of Europe (Pernis apivorus
) feeds on bees and their larv[ae], with other
insects, and reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is
. See Turkey buzzard
, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk
2. A blockhead; a dunce.
It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a