(Horned) a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as,
horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn.
The horned moon with one bright starColeridge. Horned bee (Zoöl.), a British wild bee having two little horns on the head. Horned dace (Zoöl.), an
American cyprinoid fish (Semotilus corporialis) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See
Illust. of Chub. Horned frog (Zoöl.), a very large Brazilian frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), having a
pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids. Horned grebe (Zoöl.), a species of grebe of Arctic
Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head. Horned horse (Zoöl.), the
gnu. Horned lark (Zoöl.), the shore lark. Horned lizard (Zoöl.), the horned toad. Horned
owl (Zoöl.), a large North American owl (Bubo Virginianus), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers
on the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned
owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; called also great horned owl, horn owl, eagle
owl, and cat owl. Sometimes also applied to the long-eared owl. See Eared owl, under Eared.
Horned poppy. (Bot.) See Horn poppy, under Horn. Horned pout (Zoöl.), an American fresh-
water siluroid fish; the bullpout. Horned rattler (Zoöl.), a species of rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes),
inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns between the
eyes; called also sidewinder. Horned ray (Zoöl.), the sea devil. Horned screamer (Zoöl.),
the kamichi. Horned snake (Zoöl.), the cerastes. Horned toad (Zoöl.), any lizard of the genus
Phrynosoma, of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have several hornlike spines on
the head, and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry, sandy plains from
California to Mexico and Texas. Called also horned lizard. Horned viper. (Zoöl.) See Cerastes.
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(Horn"ed*ness) n. The condition of being horned.
(Horn"el) n. (Zoöl.) The European sand eel. [Scot.]
1. One who works or deal in horn or horns. [R.] Grew.
2. One who winds or blows the horn. [Obs.] Sherwood.
3. One who horns or cuckolds. [Obs.] Massinger.
4. (Zoöl.) The British sand lance or sand eel
Hornet fly (Zoöl.), any dipterous insect of the genus Asilus, and allied genera, of which there are numerous
species. They are large and fierce flies which capture bees and other insects, often larger than themselves,
and suck their blood. Called also hawk fly, robber fly. To stir up a hornet's nest, to provoke the
attack of a swarm of spiteful enemies or spirited critics. [Colloq.]
(Hor"net) n. [AS. hyrnet; akin to OHG. hornaz, hornuz, G. horniss; perh. akin to E. horn, and
named from the sound it makes as if blowing the horn; but more prob. akin to D. horzel, Lith. szirszone,
L. crabo.] (Zoöl.) A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown and
yellow color. It is very pugnacious, and its sting is very severe. Its nest is constructed of a paperlike
material, and the layers of comb are hung together by columns. The American white-faced hornet (V.
maculata) is larger and has similar habits.
(Horn"fish`) n. [AS. hornfisc.] (Zoöl.) The garfish or sea needle.
(Horn"foot`) a. Having hoofs; hoofed.
(Horn"i*fy) v. t. [Horn + -fy.] To horn; to cuckold. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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