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hatchery Tweet Definition of hatchery Like Definition of hatchery on Facebook
noun 
  1. A facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, especially those of fish or poultry.
     
heifer Tweet Definition of heifer Like Definition of heifer on Facebook
noun 
  1. A cow that has not yet had a calf.
1611 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke " Numbers 19:1-2 KJV
     
hen Tweet Definition of hen Like Definition of hen on Facebook
noun 
  1. A female bird.
  2. (specifically) A female chicken, especially one kept for its eggs.
  3. (slang) A woman.
     
Hereford Tweet Definition of Hereford Like Definition of Hereford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Herefordshire, England
  2. A breed of cattle used for high-quality beef, see w:Hereford (cattle)
     
hidebound Tweet Definition of hidebound Like Definition of hidebound on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal.
  2. Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.
  3. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.
  4. Niggardly; penurious.
     
highland Tweet Definition of highland Like Definition of highland on Facebook
noun 
  1. An area of land that is at elevation; mountainous land.
adjective 
  1. Relating to
  2. Noun, highlands.
     
hinny Tweet Definition of hinny Like Definition of hinny on Facebook
noun (hinn, ies)
  1. The hybrid offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a she-ass (female donkey).
verb (hinnies, hinnying, hinnied)
  1. (alternative form of, whinny)
     
hive Tweet Definition of hive Like Definition of hive on Facebook
noun 
  1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.
  2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.
  3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.
     
hog Tweet Definition of hog Like Definition of hog on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a w:Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson.
verb (hogg, ing)
  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share.
Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
     
holstein Tweet Definition of holstein Like Definition of holstein on Facebook
noun 
  1. A type of dairy cattle, distinctively colored in splotches of black and white.
     
horse Tweet Definition of horse Like Definition of horse on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large hoofed animal (scientific name Equus caballus).
A cowboy's greatest friend is his .
  1. (context, zoology) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.
These bone features, distinctive in the zebra, are actually present in all horses.
  1. (uncountable) cavalry, Cavalry soldiers.
We should place two units of and one of foot on this side of the field.
  1. In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high with two handles on top.
She's scored very highly with the parallel bars, let's see how she does with the .
  1. (context, chess, rare) A knight.
Now just remind me how the moves again?
  1. (slang) heroin, Heroin.
Alright, mate, got any ?
  1. (context, slang, pejorative) A Tongan.
     
hot-blooded Tweet Definition of hot-blooded Like Definition of hot-blooded on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Easily angered or excited; lustful; passionate; excitable.
     

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