Pygmean
Pygmy Pyg"my, Pygmean Pyg*me"an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. `` Like that Pygmean race.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Pygmy antelope} (Zo["o]l.), the kleeneboc.

{Pygmy goose} (Zo["o]l.), any species of very small geese of the genus {Nettapus}, native of Africa, India, and Australia.

{Pygmy owl} (Zo["o]l.), the gnome.

{Pygmy parrot} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of very small green parrots ({Nasitern[ae]}), native of New Guinea and adjacent islands. They are not larger than sparrows. [1913 Webster]


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  • pygmean — I. noun see pygmaean I II. adjective see pygmaean II * * * pygmean ● pygmy …   Useful english dictionary

  • pygmean — adjective see pygmaean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pygmean — a. Dwarfish, dwarfed, diminutive, small, stunted, Liliputian, pygmy, little …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Pygmy — Pyg my, Pygmean Pyg*me an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. Like that Pygmean race. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Pygmy antelope} (Zo[ o]l.), the kleeneboc. {Pygmy goose}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pygmy antelope — Pygmy Pyg my, Pygmean Pyg*me an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. Like that Pygmean race. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Pygmy antelope} (Zo[ o]l.), the kleeneboc. {Pygmy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pygmy goose — Pygmy Pyg my, Pygmean Pyg*me an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. Like that Pygmean race. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Pygmy antelope} (Zo[ o]l.), the kleeneboc. {Pygmy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pygmy owl — Pygmy Pyg my, Pygmean Pyg*me an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. Like that Pygmean race. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Pygmy antelope} (Zo[ o]l.), the kleeneboc. {Pygmy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pygmy parrot — Pygmy Pyg my, Pygmean Pyg*me an, a. [L. pygmaeus. See {Pygmy}.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. Like that Pygmean race. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Pygmy antelope} (Zo[ o]l.), the kleeneboc. {Pygmy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pigmean — Pig*me an, a. See {Pygmean}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pygmaean — or pygmean adjective Etymology: Latin pygmaeus Date: 1667 pygmy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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