A Novae-Hollandiae


A Novae-Hollandiae
Goshawk Gos"hawk`, n. [AS. g[=o]shafuc, lit., goosehawk; or Icel. g[=a]shaukr. See {Goose}, and {Hawk} the bird.] (Zo["o]l.) Any large hawk of the genus {Astur}, of which many species and varieties are known. The European ({Astur palumbarius}) and the American ({A. atricapillus}) are the best known species. They are noted for their powerful flight, activity, and courage. The Australian goshawk ({A. Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]}) is pure white. [1913 Webster]

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  • Megaloruis Novae Hollandiae — (M. Owen.), ein großer vorweltlicher, der Gattung Apteryx verwandter Vogel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Crotalaria novae-hollandiae — ID 22986 Symbol Key CRNO4 Common Name New Holland rattlepod Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • AEgotheles Novae-Hollandiae — Morepork More pork , n. [So named from its cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) The Australian crested goatsucker ({[AE]gotheles Nov[ae] Hollandi[ae]}). Also applied to other allied birds, as {Podargus Cuveiri}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calopsitta Novae-Hollandiae — cockatiel cock a*tiel, Cockateel Cock a*teel, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small gray and white Australian parrot ({Leptolophus hollandicus}, formerly {Calopsitta Nov[ae] Hollandi[ae]}) with a prominent crest; the male has bright yellow cheeks and crest, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cereopsis Novae-Hollandiae — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dromaius Novae-Hollandiae — Emu E mu, n. [Cf. Pg. ema ostrich, F. [ e]mou, [ e]meu, emu.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large Australian bird, of two species ({Dromaius Nov[ae] Hollandi[ae]} and {D. irroratus}), related to the cassowary and the ostrich. The emu runs swiftly, but is unable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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