1. The hide of a cow.
2. Leather made of the hide of a cow.
3. A coarse whip made of untanned leather.
(Cow"hide`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cowhided; p. pr. & vb. n. Cowhiding.] To flog with a cowhide.
(Cow"ish) a. [From Cow, v. t.] Timorous; fearful; cowardly. [R.] Shak.
(Cow"ish), n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum Cous) with edible tuberous roots,
found in Oregon. [Written also cous.]
(Cow"itch) n. (Bot.) See Cowhage.
(Cowl) n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla,
cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. Cucullate.]
1. A monk's hood; usually attached to the gown. The name was also applied to the hood and garment
What differ more, you cry, than crown and cowl?
2. A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating
3. A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.
(Cowl), n. [Cf. OF. cuvele, cuvel, dim. of F. cuve tub, vat, fr. L. cupa. See Cup.] A vessel
carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water. Johnson.
(Cowled) a. Wearing a cowl; hooded; as, a cowled monk. "That cowled churchman." Emerson.
(Cow"leech`) n. [2d cow + leech a physician.] One who heals diseases of cows; a cow doctor.
(Cow"leech`ing), n. Healing the distemper of cows.
(Cow"lick`) n. A tuft of hair turned up or awry as if licked by a cow.
(Cow"like`) a. Resembling a cow.
With cowlike udders and with oxlike eyes.
(Cowl"staff`) n. [Cowl a vessel + staff.] A staff or pole on which a vessel is supported between
two persons. Suckling.
(Co`work"er) n. One who works with another; a coperator.
(Cow" pars`ley) (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant of the genus Chærophyllum (C. temulum and
(Cow" pars`nip) (Bot.) A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus Heracleum (H. sphondylium
in England, and H. lanatum in America).