hornlike
adjective see horn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hornlike — adjective made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn) • Syn: ↑corneous, ↑horny • Similar to: ↑hard • Derivationally related forms: ↑horn (for: ↑horny) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hornlike — adjective a) Describing something projecting like a horn. b) Describing a hard substance similar to horn …   Wiktionary

  • hornlike — adj. resembling horn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perissodactyl — perissodactylous, adj. /peuh ris oh dak til/, adj. 1. having an uneven number of toes or digits on each foot. n. 2. any mammal of the order Perissodactyla, comprising the odd toed hoofed quadrupeds and including the tapirs, rhinoceroses, and… …   Universalium

  • horny — hornily, adv. horniness, n. /hawr nee/, adj., hornier, horniest. 1. consisting of a horn or a hornlike substance; corneous. 2. having a horn or horns or hornlike projections; horned. 3. hornlike as a result of hardening; callous: horny hands. 4.… …   Universalium

  • sidewinder — /suyd wuyn deuhr/, n. 1. a severe swinging blow from the side. 2. a rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes, of southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, that has a hornlike projection over each eye and that moves in loose sand by raising loops on the body… …   Universalium

  • horn — n. & v. n. 1 a a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, on the head of cattle, rhinoceroses, giraffes, and other esp. hoofed mammals, found singly, in pairs, or one in front of another. b the structure of a horn, consisting of a core …   Useful english dictionary

  • screech owl — noun 1. any owl that has a screeching cry • Hypernyms: ↑owl, ↑bird of Minerva, ↑bird of night, ↑hooter 2. small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle • Syn: ↑Otus asio …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bubo Virginianus — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cat owl — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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