Dragoon bird
Dragoon Dra*goon" (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n"), n. [F. dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard (with a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard. See {Dragon}.] 1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man. [1913 Webster]

2. A variety of pigeon. --Clarke. [1913 Webster]

{Dragoon bird} (Zo["o]l.), the umbrella bird. [1913 Webster]


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  • dragoon-bird — dragoonˈ bird noun The umbrella bird • • • Main Entry: ↑dragoon * * * draˈgoon bird A Brazilian bird (Cephalopterus ornatus), having a large, umbrella like crest of feathers above the bill; also called umbrella bird. in Webster …   Useful english dictionary

  • dragoon bird — noun Etymology: so called from its crest that suggests the headdress of a dragoon : a brightly colored Australian pitta (Pitta versicolor) that feeds on snails called also noisy pitta * * * dragoon bird, = umbrella bird. (Cf. ↑umbrella bird) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dragoon bird — Umbrella Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dragoon bird — /drəˈgun bɜd/ (say druh goohn berd) noun → noisy pitta. {so called from its erect posture} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dragoon — Dra*goon (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n ), n. [F. dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort s standard (with a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard. See {Dragon}.] 1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Umbrella bird — Umbrella Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cephalopterus ornatus — Umbrella Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dyphylleia cymosa — Umbrella Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magnolia Umbrella — Umbrella Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pandanus odoratissimus — Umbrella Um*brel la, n. [It. umbrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. {Umbel}, {Umbrage}.] 1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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