Numidian crane
Numidian Nu*mid"i*an, prop. a. Of or pertaining to ancient Numidia in Northern Africa. [1913 Webster]

{Numidian crane}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Demoiselle}, 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • Numidian crane — n. DEMOISELLE (sense 2) * * * …   Universalium

  • Numidian crane — n. DEMOISELLE (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • numidian crane — noun Usage: usually capitalized N : demoiselle 2a * * * Numidian crane, = demoiselle. (Cf. ↑demoiselle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Numidian crane — /njuˌmɪdiən ˈkreɪn/ (say nyooh.mideeuhn krayn) noun → demoiselle (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Numidian — Nu*mid i*an, prop. a. Of or pertaining to ancient Numidia in Northern Africa. [1913 Webster] {Numidian crane}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Demoiselle}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dem|oi|selle — «DEHM wah ZEHL», noun. 1. a young girl; damsel. 2. a crane of Asia, Europe, and Africa, having long, white plumes behind the eyes; Numidian crane. 3. a dragonfly with a slender body that holds its wings vertically when at rest. 4. = damselfish.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthropoides virgo — Demoiselle De moi selle , n. [F. See {Damsel}.] 1. A young lady; a damsel; a lady s maid. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The Numidian crane ({Anthropoides virgo}); so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demoiselle — De moi selle , n. [F. See {Damsel}.] 1. A young lady; a damsel; a lady s maid. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The Numidian crane ({Anthropoides virgo}); so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demoiselle — /dɛmwaˈzɛl/ (say demwah zel) noun 1. a damsel. 2. the Numidian crane, Anthropoides virgo, of northern Africa, Asia, and Europe, having long white plumes behind the eyes. 3. any of various slender bodied dragonflies. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

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