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Definition: M palustris
, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?,
perhaps akin to E. sharp.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate
arachnids of the order Scorpiones
, having a suctorial
mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
Note: Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender
post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last
of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The
venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with
redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal
glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if
ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely
dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New
2. (Zo["o]l.) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus
). [Local, U. S.]
3. (Zo["o]l.) The scorpene.
4. (Script.) A painful scourge.
My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will
chastise you with scorpions. --1 Kings xii.
5. (Astron.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio
6. (Antiq.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Book
. (Zo["o]l.) See under False
, and Book scorpion
, or Water scorpion
(Zo["o]l.) See Nepa
(Zo["o]l.), a neuropterous insect of the genus
. See Panorpid
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Myosotis
. M. palustris
is the forget-me-not.
(Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous shrub
) having a slender joined pod, like a
scorpion's tail. The leaves are said to yield a dye like
indigo, and to be used sometimes to adulterate senna.
(Zo["o]l.), any shell of the genus
Pteroceras. See Pteroceras
. (Zo["o]l.), any one of the Pedipalpi.
(Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; -- also
(Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant
) of Southern Europe.
The Scorpion's Heart
(Astron.), the star Antares in the
, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D.
zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. &
Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]
Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but
not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the
Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.
A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing
trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only
herbage, plants, and mosses. --Farming
. (Zo["o]l.) See Redwing
(Bot.), skunk cabbage.
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli
) of India.
(a) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus
-- called also goollema
(b) An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis
-- called also little swamp hen
(c) The European purple gallinule.
(Bot.), an American shrub (Azalea viscosa
syn. Rhododendron viscosa
or Rhododendron viscosum
) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers
of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called
also swamp pink
and white swamp honeysuckle
, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling
logs. Cf. Cant hook
. (Med.) See Prairie itch
, under Prairie
(Bot.), a shrub (Kalmia glauca
) having small
leaves with the lower surface glaucous.
(Bot.), red maple. See Maple
(Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak
which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak
), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor
swamp post oak (Q. lyrata
(Min.), bog ore; limonite.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several Australian
game birds of the genera Synoicus
allied to the European partridges.
(Zo["o]l.), the chewink.
(Bot.), a small North American tree of the
) with aromatic leaves and
fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also sweet bay
(Zo["o]l.), a common North American sparrow
, or M. palustris
resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy
. (Bot.) See Pussy willow
, under Pussy