hill mynah
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]


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  • hill mynah — hill myna or hill mynah, an Asiatic bird related to the starling family, which is easily taught to speak …   Useful english dictionary

  • hill mynah — noun Date: 1872 a largely black Asian mynah (Gracula religiosa) often tamed and taught to pronounce words …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill ant — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill partridge — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill tit — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mynah — or myna Any of several Asian songbird species of the starling family (Sturnidae). The hill mynah (Gracula religiosa) of southern Asia, called the grackle in India, is about 10 in. (25 cm) long and glossy black with white wing patches, yellow… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • mynah — or myna noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu mainā hill mynah, from Sanskrit madana, a kind of bird Date: 1769 any of various Asian starlings (especially genera Acridotheres, Gracula, and Sturnus); especially a dark brown slightly crested bird (A.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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