(Bot.), a South African plant of the genus Cassine having handsome foliage, with generally inconspicuous white or green flowers. Loudon.Hottentot's bread. (Bot.) See Elephant's foot (a), under Elephant.

(Hot"ten*tot*ism) n. A term employed to describe one of the varieties of stammering. Tylor.

(Hou"dah) n. See Howdah.

(Hough) n. Same as Hock, a joint.

(Hough), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Houghed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Houghing.] Same as Hock, to hamstring.

(Hough), n. [Cf. D. hak. Cf. Hack.] An adz; a hoe. [Obs.] Bp. Stillingfleet.

(Hough), v. t. To cut with a hoe. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Hou"let) n. (Zoöl.) An owl. See Howlet.

(Hoult) n. A piece of woodland; a small wood. [Obs.] See Holt.

(Hound) n. [OE. hound, hund, dog, AS. hund; akin to OS. & OFries. hund, D. hond, G. hund, OHG. hunt, Icel. hundr, Dan. & Sw. hund, Goth. hunds, and prob. to Lith. sz, Ir. & Gael. cu, L. canis, Gr. Skr. çvan. &radic229. Cf. Canine, Cynic, Kennel.]

1. (Zoöl.) A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc.

Hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs.

2. A despicable person. "Boy! false hound!" Shak.

3. (Zoöl.) A houndfish.

4. pl. (Naut.) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.

5. A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.

To follow the hounds, to hunt with hounds.

(Hound), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Hounding.]

1. To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers. Abp. Bramhall.

2. To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds. L'Estrange.

(Hound"fish) n. (Zoöl.) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (G. canis), of Europe and America; — called also houndshark, and dogfish.

The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium canicula; the rough houndfish, or large- spotted dogfish, is S. catulus. The name has also sometimes been applied to the bluefish and to the silver gar.

Hottentot cherry

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