Meles vulgaris
Badger Badg"er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + -ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species ({Meles meles} or {Meles vulgaris}), called also {brock}, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species ({Taxidea taxus} or {Taxidea Americana} or {Taxidea Labradorica}) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See {Teledu}. [1913 Webster]

2. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists. [1913 Webster]

{Badger dog}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dachshund}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Meles meles — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Badger — Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Badger dog — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brock — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taxidea Americana — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taxidea Labradorica — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taxidea taxus — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dachs — Dachs, 1) Taxus s. Meles, Gattung der bärenartigen Raubthiere, sonst in die Gattung Bär selbst gezählt, gusgezeichnet durch einen dicken, gedrungenen, nach hinten breiteren Körper mit langem, fast borstigem, immer fettigem Haare auf nackten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • барсук — борсук – животное Meles vulgaris . Заимств. из тур., казах., балкар., карач. borsuk, тат. bursyk, barsyk, чагат. bursuk – то же; первонач. означало серый (Банг, KSz 17, 136 и сл.; Гомбоц 52; Mi. TEl. 2, 144). •• [См. еще Цельникер, Этимология, М …   Этимологический словарь русского языка Макса Фасмера

  • Anexo:Mamíferos de la península ibérica — Contenido 1 Orden Soricomorpha 1.1 Familia Soricidae …   Wikipedia Español

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