June beetle, June bug(Zoöl.), any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus Lachnosterna and related genera; — so called because they begin to fly, in the northern United States, about the first of June. The larvæ of the June beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also May bug or May beetle.June grass(Bot.), a New England name for Kentucky blue grass. See Blue glass, and Illustration in Appendix.

(June"a*ting) n. A kind of early apple. [Written also jenneting.]

(June"ber`ry) n. (Bot.) (a) The small applelike berry of American trees of genus Amelanchier; — also called service berry. (b) The shrub or tree which bears this fruit; — also called shad bush, and shad tree.

(||Jun`ger*man"ni*a) n.; pl. Jungermanniæ [NL. Named after Ludwig Jungermann, a German botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of hepatic mosses, now much circumscribed, but formerly comprising most plants of the order, which is sometimes therefore called Jungermanniaceæ.

(Jun"gle) n. [Hind. jangal desert, forest, jungle; Skr. jagala desert.] A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

The jungles of India are of bamboos, canes, and other palms, very difficult to penetrate.

Jungle bear(Zoöl.), the aswail or sloth bear.Jungle cat(Zoöl.), the chaus.Jungle cock(Zoöl.), the male of a jungle fowl.Jungle fowl. (Zoöl.) (a) Any wild species of the genus Gallus, of which several species inhabit India and the adjacent islands; as, the fork-tailed jungle fowl (G. varius) of Java, G. Stanleyi of Ceylon, and G. Bankiva of India. The latter, which resembles the domestic gamecock, is supposed to be one of the original species from which the domestic fowl was derived. (b) An Australian grallatorial bird (Megapodius tumulus) which is allied to the brush turkey, and, like the latter, lays its eggs in mounds of vegetable matter, where they are hatched by the heat produced by decomposition.

(Jun"gly) a. Consisting of jungles; abounding with jungles; of the nature of a jungle.

(Jun"ior) a. [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile.]

1. Less advanced in age than another; younger.

Junior is applied to distinguish the younger of two persons bearing the same name in the same family, and is opposed to senior or elder. Commonly applied to a son who has the same Christian name as his father.

2. Lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.

3. Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior, n., 2.

4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.

Our first studies and junior endeavors.
Sir T. Browne.

(Jun"ior), n.

June to Juror

(June) n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.] The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days.

And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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