Hirudo medicinalis

Hirudo medicinalis
Bloodsucker Blood"suck`er, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech ({Hirudo medicinalis}), and related species. [1913 Webster]

2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hirudo medicinalis — Leech Leech, n. [OE. leche, l[ae]che, physician, AS. l[=ae]ce; akin to Fries. l[=e]tza, OHG. l[=a]hh[=i], Icel. l[ae]knari, Sw. l[ a]kare, Dan. l[ae]ge, Goth. l[=e]keis, AS. l[=a]cnian to heal, Sw. l[ a]ka, Dan. l[ae]ge, Icel. l[ae]kna, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hirudo medicinalis — noun large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting • Syn: ↑medicinal leech • Hypernyms: ↑leech, ↑bloodsucker, ↑hirudinean • Member Holonyms: ↑Hirudo, ↑genus Hirudo …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hirudo — noun type genus of the family Hirudinidae • Syn: ↑genus Hirudo • Hypernyms: ↑worm genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Hirudinidae, ↑family Hirudinidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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