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Definition: Shepherd bird
, n. [OE. schepherde, schephirde, AS.
sce['a]phyrde; sce['a]p sheep + hyrde, hirde, heorde, a herd,
a guardian. See Sheep
, and Herd
1. A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep,
esp. a flock grazing at large.
2. The pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of
(Zo["o]l.), the crested screamer. See
(Zo["o]l.), a breed of dogs used largely for
the herding and care of sheep. There are several kinds, as
the collie, or Scotch shepherd dog, and the English
shepherd dog. Called also shepherd's dog
, a name of Pan. --Keats.
, the chiefs of a nomadic people who invaded
Egypt from the East in the traditional period, and
conquered it, at least in part. They were expelled after
about five hundred years, and attempts have been made to
connect their expulsion with narrative in the book of
(Bot.), the common mullein. See Mullein
, a long staff having the end curved so as
to form a large hook, -- used by shepherds.
(Bot.), the lady's comb.
, a kind of woolen cloth of a checkered
black and white pattern.
(Zo["o]l.), a daddy longlegs, or
, or Shepherd's purse
(Bot.), an annual
cruciferous plant (Capsella Bursapastoris
) bearing small
white flowers and pouchlike pods. See Illust. of
, or Shepherd's staff
(Bot.), the small