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hair Tweet Definition of hair Like Definition of hair on Facebook
noun (i, but usually in singular)
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) A pigmented keratinaceous growth that forms thin spires and grows out from a follicle on the human head, or the collection of them.
Quotations
Then read he me how Sampson lost his hairs. - Chaucer
And draweth new delights with hoary hairs. - Spenser
Young man, comb your at home, not in the classroom.
She said she couldn't go out with me Friday - she had to wash her .
  1. (uncountable) The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole body.
The on a bear makes a warm fur coat.
  1. (context, zoology, countable) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.
  2. (context, botany, countable) A cellular outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).
  3. (rfv-sense) (countable) A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
  4. (obsolete) A haircloth. - Chaucer
  5. (countable) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
Just a little louder please - turn that knob a to the right.
halter Tweet Definition of halter Like Definition of halter on Facebook
noun
  1. A device of rope, straps etc, placed on the head of animal such as a horse to control it.
  2. A woman's garment covering the upper chest, a halter top.
hammerhead Tweet Definition of hammerhead Like Definition of hammerhead on Facebook
noun (pluralhammerheads)
  1. (Zoology) A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygna, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygna is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish.
  2. (Zoology) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller in the minnow family Cyprinidae.
  3. (Zoology) An African fruit bat Hypsignathus monstrosus -- so called from its large blunt nozzle.
harvester Tweet Definition of harvester Like Definition of harvester on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) A person who gathers the harvest.
  2. A machine that gathers the harvest.
hawk moth Tweet Definition of hawk moth Like Definition of hawk moth on Facebook
noun (plural:hawk moths)
  1. Any moth of the family Sphingidae.
head louse Tweet Definition of head louse Like Definition of head louse on Facebook
noun (plural:head lice)
  1. A parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus capitis, which lives among the hairs on the head of a human and feeds on blood.
hellgrammite Tweet Definition of hellgrammite Like Definition of hellgrammite on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, hellgramite)
heteromorphic Tweet Definition of heteromorphic Like Definition of heteromorphic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (biology) Having different forms in different stages of the life cycle
  2. Differing in size or structure from the normal
honey Tweet Definition of honey Like Definition of honey on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A viscous, sweet substance produced from nectar by bees; (countable) a variety of this substance.
  2. A term of affection.
Honey, could you take out the trash?
  1. (context, colloquial, countable) An attractive woman
Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!
  1. (colour) A yellowish-brown colour, like that of (the sweet substance) honey.
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adjective
  1. (colour) of a yellowish-brown colour, like that of honey.
honeybee Tweet Definition of honeybee Like Definition of honeybee on Facebook
noun (honeybees)
  1. A species of bee, Apis mellifera, often kept commercially for honey, beeswax, and pollination of crops.
honeydew Tweet Definition of honeydew Like Definition of honeydew on Facebook
noun
  1. a sweet sticky substance deposited on leaves by insects.
  2. a sweet sticky substance produced by the leaves of some plants.
  3. (colour) a light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.
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    1. a melon with sweet green flesh, with a smooth greenish-white exterior.
adjective
  1. (colour) of a light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.
hopper Tweet Definition of hopper Like Definition of hopper on Facebook
noun
  1. a temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
  2. one who hops
  3. (context, localism, or, slang) a toilet's water tank/toilet seat (rfv-sense)
    • She got off the just as the phone rang.
      1. an artificial fishing lure
    • To catch a big fish, use a that jumps across the pond surface.
hornet Tweet Definition of hornet Like Definition of hornet on Facebook
noun
  1. A large wasp, of the genus Vespa, with a brown and yellow striped body and capable of inflicting a serious sting.
house cricket Tweet Definition of house cricket Like Definition of house cricket on Facebook
noun
  1. a cricket of the species Acheta domestica.
housefly Tweet Definition of housefly Like Definition of housefly on Facebook
noun (pluralhouseflies)
  1. the common fly, of the species Musca domestica that occurs in most homes; it can spread some diseases.

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