Pygargus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pygargus (Zoöl) A quadruped, probably the addax, an antelope having a white rump.
    • Pygargus (Zoöl) The female of the hen harrier.
    • Pygargus (Zoöl) The sea eagle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pygargus Same as pygarg, 2.
    • n pygargus [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of hawks: same as Circus.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Neither have we the pygargus or grip, wherefore I have no occasion to treat further.
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
Neither have we the pygargus or grip, wherefore I have no occasion to treat further.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
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