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Definition: River dragon
, n. [F. riv[`e]re a river, LL. riparia river,
bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or
shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf.
1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and
emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream;
a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is
delightful to drink as they flow. --Macaulay.
2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers
of blood; rivers of oil.
(Zo["o]l.), the hornyhead and allied species of
(Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water crabs of
the genus Thelphusa
, as Thelphusa depressa
, a crocodile; -- applied by Milton to the king
, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down
(Zo["o]l.), any species of duck belonging to
, and allied genera, in which the hind
toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard
and pintail; -- opposed to sea duck.
, a deity supposed to preside over a river as its
(Zo["o]l.), an alewife.
(a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus
. They frequent wet places along the
(b) The capybara.
(Zo["o]l.), the hippopotamus.
(Zo["o]l.), an African puff adder (Clotho nasicornis
) having a spine on the nose.
(Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, air-breathing
mollusk of the genus Ancylus
, having a limpet-shaped
(Zo["o]l.), the pike.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water
gastropods of Paludina
, and allied genera.
See Pond snail
, under Pond
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous fresh-water
tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus
and allied genera. See Trionyx