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Phillygenin
Phillyrea
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Philo Judaeus
PHILO, JUDAEUS
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Philoctetes
philodendron
Philodryas viridissimus
philogynist
philogyny
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Philohellenian
Philologer
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Philomachus
Philomachus pugnax
Philomath

Philohela minor definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small long-billed woodcock; prized as a game bird [syn: American woodcock, woodcock snipe, Philohela minor]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Woodcock Wood"cock`, n. [AS. wuducoc.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of long-billed limicoline birds belonging to the genera Scolopax and Philohela. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits, and are highly esteemed as game birds. Note: The most important species are the European (Scolopax rusticola) and the American woodcock (Philohela minor), which agree very closely in appearance and habits. 2. Fig.: A simpleton. [Obs.] If I loved you not, I would laugh at you, and see you Run your neck into the noose, and cry, ``A woodcock!'' --Beau. & Fl. Little woodcock. (a) The common American snipe. (b) The European snipe. Sea woodcock fish, the bellows fish. Woodcock owl, the short-eared owl (Asio brachyotus). Woodcock shell, the shell of certain mollusks of the genus Murex, having a very long canal, with or without spines. Woodcock snipe. See under Snipe.



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