Swine grass
Swine Swine, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo["o]l.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See {Hog}. ``A great herd of swine.'' --Mark v. 11. [1913 Webster]

{Swine grass} (Bot.), knotgrass ({Polygonum aviculare}); -- so called because eaten by swine.

{Swine oat} (Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine.

{Swine's cress} (Bot.), a species of cress of the genus {Senebiera} ({S. Coronopus}).

{Swine's head}, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Swine thistle} (Bot.), the sow thistle. [1913 Webster]


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  • swine-grass — n. Knot grass …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Swine — Swine, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any animal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swine oat — Swine Swine, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swine thistle — Swine Swine, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swine's cress — Swine Swine, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swine's head — Swine Swine, n. sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. sw[=i]n; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. sw[=i]n, Icel. sv[=i]n, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See {Sow}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swine's-grass — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural swine s grasses) : knotgrass 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cuba grass — Johnson grass John son grass [Named after W. Johnson of Alabama, who planted it about 1840 1845.] (Bot.) A tall perennial grass ({Sorghum Halepense}), valuable in the Southern and Western States for pasture and hay. The rootstocks are large and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Johnson grass — John son grass [Named after W. Johnson of Alabama, who planted it about 1840 1845.] (Bot.) A tall perennial grass ({Sorghum Halepense}), valuable in the Southern and Western States for pasture and hay. The rootstocks are large and juicy and are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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