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Definition: Juncus squarrosus
(g[=oo]s), n.; pl. Geese
(g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS.
g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan.
gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for
hanser, Gr. chh`n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. Gander
1. Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserin[ae]
and belonging to Anser
, and several
allied genera. See Anseres
Note: The common domestic goose is believed to have been
derived from the European graylag goose (Anser anser
). The bean goose (A. segetum
), the American
wild or Canada goose (Branta Canadensis
), and the
bernicle goose (Branta leucopsis
) are well known
species. The American white or snow geese and the blue
goose belong to the genus Chen
. See Bernicle
, under Emperor
, Snow goose
, Wild goose
2. Any large bird of other related families, resembling the
Note: The Egyptian or fox goose (Alopochen [AE]gyptiaca
and the African spur-winged geese (Plectropterus
belong to the family Plectropterid[ae]
Australian semipalmated goose (Anseranas semipalmata
and Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]
) are very different from northern
geese, and each is made the type of a distinct family.
Both are domesticated in Australia.
3. A tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle,
which resembles the neck of a goose.
4. A silly creature; a simpleton.
5. A game played with counters on a board divided into
compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted.
The pictures placed for ornament and use,
The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
A wild goose chase
, an attempt to accomplish something
impossible or unlikely of attainment.
. See under Fen
(Zo["o]l.), any pedunculated barnacle of the
; -- called also duck barnacle
. See Barnacle
, and Cirripedia
, a silly person. [Obs.] --Beau. & .
(Bot.), a coarse kind of rush (Juncus squarrosus
, Michaelmas. [Colloq. Eng.]
(a) A plant of the genus Galium
favorite food of geese; -- called also catchweed
(b) A species of knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare
(c) The annual spear grass (Poa annua
, anything, as a rod of iron or a pipe, curved
like the neck of a goose; specially (Naut.), an iron hook
connecting a spar with a mast.
, a large feather or quill of a goose; also, a
pen made from it.
. See Goose flesh
(Bot.), a composite plant (Achillea ptarmica
), growing wild in the British islands.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Phalarope
. (Zo["o]l.) See Gannet
(m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me['o]s, D.
mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw.
mossa, Russ. mokh', L. muscus. Cf. Muscoid
1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with
distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small
capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so
discharging the spores. There are many species,
collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks,
and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.
Note: The term moss is also popularly applied to many other
small cryptogamic plants, particularly lichens, species
of which are called tree moss, rock moss, coral moss,
etc. Fir moss and club moss are of the genus
. See Club moss
, under Club
2. A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses
of the Scottish border.
Note: Moss is used with participles in the composition of
words which need no special explanation; as,
moss-capped, moss-clad, moss-covered, moss-grown, etc.
. See under Black
, and Tillandsia
. See Sphagnum
, any moss branched in a feathery manner, esp.
several species of the genus Hypnum
, Long moss
, or Spanish moss
, a lichen. See Iceland Moss
, a seaweed. See Carrageen
(Min.), a variety of agate, containing brown,
black, or green mosslike or dendritic markings, due in
part to oxide of manganese. Called also Mocha stone
(Zo["o]l.), a bryozoan.
(Bot.), the small cranberry (Vaccinium Oxycoccus
(Bot.), a kind of mosslike catchfly (Silene acaulis
), with mostly purplish flowers, found on the
highest mountains of Europe and America, and within the
, land produced accumulation of aquatic plants,
forming peat bogs of more or less consistency, as the
water is grained off or retained in its pores.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Phlox
), growing in patches on dry rocky hills in the
Middle United States, and often cultivated for its
handsome flowers. --Gray.
(Bot.), a variety of rose having a mosslike
growth on the stalk and calyx. It is said to be derived
from the Provence rose.
(Bot.), a rush of the genus Juncus
. See Hepatica