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Definition: Zebra wolf
, 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
, n. [Pg. zebra; cf. Sp. cebra; probably from a
native African name.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any member of three species of African wild horses remarkable
for having the body white or yellowish white, and
conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
Note: The true or mountain zebra (Equus zebra
syn. Asinus zebra
) is nearly white, and the bands which cover the
body and legs are glossy black. Its tail has a tuft of
black hair at the tip. It inhabits the mountains of
Central and Southern Africa, and is noted for its
wariness and wildness, as well as for its swiftness.
The second species (Equus Burchellii
syn. Asinus Burchellii
or Equus quagga
), known as Burchell's zebra
, plains zebra
, and dauw
, is the most
abundant, inhabiting the grassy plains of tropical and
southern Africa, and differing from the preceding in
not having dark bands on the legs, while those on the
body are more irregular. It has a long tail, covered
with long white flowing hair. Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi
) is distinct from the others in being placed in
the subgenus Dolichohippus, whereas the plains and
mountain zebras are placed in the subgenus Hippotigris.
More on zebras can be found at:
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, the larva of an American noctuid moth
). It is light yellow, with a broad black
stripe on the back and one on each side; the lateral
stripes are crossed with withe lines. It feeds on
cabbages, beets, clover, and other cultivated plants.
, the zebra wolf. See under Wolf
, an Australian grass parrakeet, often kept
as a cage bird. Its upper parts are mostly pale greenish
yellow, transversely barred with brownish black crescents;
the under parts, rump, and upper tail coverts, are bright
green; two central tail feathers and the cheek patches are
blue. Called also canary parrot
, scallop parrot
, and undulated parrot
(Bot.), a poisonous tree (Euphorbia arborea
of the Spurge family, found in South Africa. Its milky
juice is so poisonous that zebras have been killed by
drinking water in which its branches had been placed, and
it is also used as an arrow poison. --J. Smith (Dict.
. Same as Tiger shark
, under Tiger
, a hunting spider.
, a very large North American
swallow-tailed butterfly (Iphiclides ajax
), in which the
wings are yellow, barred with black; -- called also
. See under Wolf