Pygarg

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pygarg (Zoöl) A quadruped, probably the addax, an antelope having a white rump.
    • Pygarg (Zoöl) The female of the hen harrier.
    • Pygarg (Zoöl) The sea eagle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pygarg A kind of antelope, perhaps the addax.
    • n pygarg The osprey, sea-eagle, or fish-hawk.
    • n pygarg A book name of the European hen-harrier, Circus pygargus: an Englishing of the specific name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pygarg a kind of antelope: the osprey or sea-eagle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pygargus, Gr. , literally, white rump; the rump + white: cf. F. pygargue,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pygē, the rump, argos, white.

Usage

In literature:

Then came a wonder of natural history, a Pygarg, said to be from Russia.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
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