Hill myna
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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  • hill myna — noun glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech • Syn: ↑Indian grackle, ↑grackle, ↑Gracula religiosa • Hypernyms: ↑myna, ↑mynah, ↑mina, ↑minah, ↑myna bird, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hill myna — hill′ my na n. orn a myna of S and SE Asia, Gracula religiosa, having glossy black plumage and yellow neck wattles: bred in captivity for its ability to mimic speech • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • hill myna — an Asian bird of the genus Gracula, of the starling family Sturnidae, esp. G. religiosa, that has glossy black plumage and yellow neck wattles and is easily tamed and taught to mimic speech. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Common Hill Myna — G. r. peninsularis at Jayanti in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, India) Note wattles extending around nape Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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  • Sri Lanka hill myna — šrilankinė šventoji maina statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gracula ptilogenys angl. Sri Lanka hill myna vok. Dschungelbeo, f rus. цейлонская священная майна, f pranc. mainate de Ceylan, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Enggano hill myna — sumatrinė šventoji maina statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gracula enganensis angl. Enggano hill myna vok. Engganobeo, f pranc. mainate d Enggano, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šventosios mainos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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