Formica rufa
Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain. [1913 Webster]

Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See {Hill}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Hill ant} (Zo["o]l.), a common ant ({Formica rufa}), of Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its nests.

{Hill myna} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of birds of India, of the genus {Gracula}, and allied to the starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words. [Written also {hill mynah}.] See {Myna}.

{Hill partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a partridge of the genus {Aborophila}, of which numerous species in habit Southern Asia and the East Indies.

{Hill tit} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family {Leiotrichid[ae]}. Many are beautifully colored. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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