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 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's cress — noun 1. A cruciferous weed of waste places (Senebiera or Coronopus) 2. Applied to various other plants • • • Main Entry: ↑swine …   Useful english dictionary

  • swine's-cress — noun see swine cress …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • S Coronopus — 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 — 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 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… …   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 cress — noun or swine s cress ˈswīnz+ˌ (plural swine s cresses) : a cress of the genus Coronopus called also wart cress …   Useful english dictionary

  • wart cress — noun : swine cress * * * wart cress noun Swine s cress • • • Main Entry: ↑wart …   Useful english dictionary

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