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Definition: Tiger wolf
, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti`gris;
probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri
an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; --
probably so named from its quickness.]
1. A very large and powerful carnivore (Felis tigris
native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and
sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped
with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and
belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or
exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal tiger
, and Bengal tiger
2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
As for heinous tiger, Tamora. --Shak.
3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or
4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three
cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.]
5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
(a) The puma.
(b) The jaguar.
(Zo["o]l.), a handsome striped and spotted
carnivore (Felis macrocelis
or Felis marmorata
of the East Indies and Southern Asia. Its body is about
three and a half feet long, and its tail about three feet
long. Its ground color is brownish gray, and the dark
markings are irregular stripes, spots, and rings, but
there are always two dark bands on the face, one extending
back from the eye, and one from the angle of the mouth.
Called also tortoise-shell tiger
(Zo["o]l.), the jaguar.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
active carnivorous beetles of the family Cicindelid[ae]
They usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Sun bittern
, under Sun
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of wild
cats of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes
somewhat resembling those of the tiger.
(Bot.), an iridaceous plant of the genus
(as Tigridia conchiflora
, Tigridia grandiflora
, etc.) having showy flowers, spotted or
streaked somewhat like the skin of a tiger.
(Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm
). It is used in many ways by
the natives. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
. (Bot.) See under Lily
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of moths
of the family Arctiad[ae]
which are striped or barred
with black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The
larv[ae] are called woolly bears
(Zo["o]l.), a voracious shark (Galeocerdo tigrinus
syn. Galeocerdo maculatus
) more or less barred
or spotted with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic
and Indian Ocean. Called also zebra shark
(Zo["o]l.), a large and conspicuously spotted
cowrie (Cypr[ae]a tigris
); -- so called from its fancied
resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also
(Zo["o]l.), either of two very venomous snakes
of Tasmania and Australia, Notechis scutatis
, which grow up to 5 feet in length.
(Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena (Hy[ae]na crocuta
, the variegated heartwood of a tree
) found in Guiana.
, n.; pl. Wolves
. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin
to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv,
Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk', L. lupus, Gr. ly`kos,
Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. "e`lkein to draw, drag, tear in
pieces. [root]286. Cf. Lupine
, a., Lyceum
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of wild and savage
carnivores belonging to the genus Canis
allied to the common dog. The best-known and most
destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus
the American gray, or timber, wolf (Canis occidentalis
and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in
packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.
2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy,
larv[ae] of several species of beetles and grain moths;
as, the bee wolf.
3. Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person
or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled
hard to keep the wolf from the door.
4. A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
5. An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus
If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf
into thy side. --Jer. Taylor.
(a) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an
organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.
(b) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective
vibration in certain notes of the scale.
7. (Textile Manuf.) A willying machine. --Knight.
(a) A black variety of the European wolf which is common
in the Pyrenees.
(b) A black variety of the American gray wolf.
(Zo["o]l.), the Thibetan wolf (Canis laniger
); -- called also chanco
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic wolf (Canis pallipes
which somewhat resembles a jackal. Called also landgak
(Zo["o]l.), the coyote.
. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.) the striped hyena.
(Zo["o]l.), the zebra wolf.
(Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena.
To keep the wolf from the door
, to keep away poverty; to
prevent starvation. See Wolf
, 3, above. --Tennyson.
(a) The mastiff, or shepherd dog, of the Pyrenees,
supposed by some authors to be one of the ancestors of
the St. Bernard dog.
(b) The Irish greyhound, supposed to have been used
formerly by the Danes for chasing wolves.
(c) A dog bred between a dog and a wolf, as the Eskimo
(Zo["o]l.), a wolf fish.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large,
voracious marine fishes of the genus Anarrhichas
especially the common species (Anarrhichas lupus
Europe and North America. These fishes have large teeth
and powerful jaws. Called also catfish
, sea cat
, sea wolf
, stone biter
, and swinefish
, a kind of net used in fishing, which takes great
numbers of fish.
(Bot.), the tomato, or love apple
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
running ground spiders belonging to the genus Lycosa
. These spiders run about rapidly in
search of their prey. Most of them are plain brown or
blackish in color. See Illust. in App.
(Zo["o]l.), a savage carnivorous marsupial
) native of Tasmania; -- called
also Tasmanian wolf