Ariel gazelle
Ariel A"ri*el, n., or Ariel gazelle A"ri*el ga*zelle" [Ar. aryil, ayyil, stag.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A variety of the gazelle ({Antilope dorcas}, or {Gazella, dorcas}), found in Arabia and adjacent countries. (b) A squirrel-like Australian marsupial, a species of {Petaurus}. (c) A beautiful Brazilian toucan {Ramphastos ariel}). [1913 Webster]

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  • ariel gazelle — noun see ariel II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ariel — A ri*el, n., or Ariel gazelle A ri*el ga*zelle [Ar. aryil, ayyil, stag.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A variety of the gazelle ({Antilope dorcas}, or {Gazella, dorcas}), found in Arabia and adjacent countries. (b) A squirrel like Australian marsupial, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ariel — Infobox Given name 2 gender = Unisex meaning = Lion of GodAriel is an Archangel name (see Other section below) from the Hebrew Lion of God . Among the frequently occurring names from the 2000 U.S. Census… …   Wikipedia

  • Gazelle — Taxobox name = Gazelle image caption = Thomson s Gazelle regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Antilopinae genus = Gazella genus authority = , 1816 subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • ariel — /air ee euhl/, n. a mountain gazelle of Arabia, Gazella gazella arabica: almost extinct. Also, ariel gazelle. [1825 35; < dial. Ar aryal] * * * ▪ astronomy  second nearest of the five major moons of Uranus. It was discovered in 1851 by William… …   Universalium

  • ariel — /ˈɛəriəl/ (say airreeuhl) noun an Arabian gazelle, Gazella arabica. Also, ariel gazelle. {Arabic aryal stag or ibex} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gazelle — Ga*zelle , n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz?l a wild goat.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus {Gazella}, esp. {G. dorcas}; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ariel — 1382, in the Wyclif Bible, a word taken untranslated from the Vulgate, from Gk. ariel (Sept.), from Heb. ariel; in later Bibles, translated as altar. (Gesenius would here translate fire hearth of God, after Arab. arr; elsewhere in O.T. the same… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gazelle — Gazelle, 1) bisweilen so v.w. Antilope; 2) (Gazella), Untergattung von Antilope, Hörner geringelt, zwei bis drei Mal gebogen, Spitzen nicht rückwärts gerichtet. A) Mit zweimal gebogenen Hörnern; Arten: a) Eigentliche G. (G. dorcas, Antilope… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ariel — noun type of mountain gazelle, native to Arabia …   Wiktionary

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