Rumex pulcher
Fiddle Fid"dle (f[i^]d"d'l), n. [OE. fidele, fithele, AS. fi[eth]ele; akin to D. vedel, OHG. fidula, G. fiedel, Icel. fi[eth]la, and perh. to E. viol. Cf. {Viol}.] 1. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A kind of dock ({Rumex pulcher}) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also {fiddle dock}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

{Fiddle beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a Japanese carabid beetle ({Damaster blaptoides}); -- so called from the form of the body.

{Fiddle block} (Naut.), a long tackle block having two sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead of side by side as in a common double block. --Knight.

{Fiddle bow}, fiddlestick.

{Fiddle fish} (Zo["o]l.), the angel fish.

{Fiddle head}, See {fiddle head} in the vocabulary.

{Fiddle pattern}, a form of the handles of spoons, forks, etc., somewhat like a violin.

{Scotch fiddle}, the itch. (Low)

{To play first fiddle}, or {To play second fiddle}, to take a leading or a subordinate part. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Rumex pulcher —   Rumex pulcher …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rumex pulcher — ID 73568 Symbol Key RUPU3 Common Name fiddle dock Family Polygonaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Rumex pulcher L. — Symbol RUPU3 Common Name fiddle dock Botanical Family Polygonaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Rumex — (R. L., Ampfer), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Polygoneae verae, 6. Kl. 3. Ordn. L.; Blüthenhülle bis auf die Basis sechstheilig, die drei inneren Lappen größer, zusammenschließend, sechs Staubgefäße paarweise, den inneren Blüthenlappen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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