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Definition: Scotch nightingale
, a. [Cf. Scottish
Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its
(Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius
. See Broom
, or Scotch duck
(Zo["o]l.), the bufflehead;
-- called also Scotch teal
, and Scotchman
, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.
, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
(Zo["o]l.), the sedge warbler. [Prov.
. See under pebble
(Bot.) See Riga fir
(Bot.), a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium
); -- so called from its being the national
emblem of the Scotch.
, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; --
probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L.
secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W.
hesg. Cf. Hassock
1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Carex
endogenous, innutritious herbs, often growing in dense
tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless
stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves
which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There
are several hundred species.
Note: The name is sometimes given to any other plant of the
, which includes Carex
, and many other genera of rushlike
2. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of herons.
(Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under 5th
(Zo["o]l.), a small European singing bird
). It often builds its nest
among reeds; -- called also sedge bird
, sedge wren
, and Scotch nightingale