Water bear to Water lettuce
(Wa"ter bear`) (Zoöl.) Any species of Tardigrada, 2. See Illust. of Tardigrada.
(Wa"ter-bear`er) n. (Astron.) The constellation Aquarius.
(Wa"ter bed`) A kind of mattress made of, or covered with, waterproof fabric and filled with
water. It is used in hospitals for bedridden patients.
(Wa"ter beech`) (Bot.) The American hornbeam. See Hornbeam.
(Wa"ter bee"tle) (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic beetles belonging to Dytiscus
and allied genera of the family Dytiscidæ, and to various genera of the family Hydrophilidæ. These beetles
swim with great agility, the fringed hind legs acting together like oars.
(Wa"ter bel"lows) Same as Tromp.
(Wa"ter bird`) (Zoöl.) Any aquatic bird; a water fowl.
(Wa"ter black"bird) (Zoöl.) The European water ousel, or dipper.
(Wa"ter*board`) n. A board set up to windward in a boat, to keep out water. Ham. Nav.
(Wa"ter boat`man) (Zoöl.) A boat bug.
(Wa"ter*bok`) n. [D.] (Zoöl.) A water buck.
(Wa"ter-bound`) a. Prevented by a flood from proceeding.
(Wa"ter brain`) A disease of sheep; gid.
(Wa"ter brash`) (Med.) See under Brash.
(Wa"ter breath"er) (Zoöl.) Any arthropod that breathes by means of gills.
(Wa"ter bridge`) (Steam Boilers) See Water table.
(Wa"ter buck`) (Zoöl.) A large, heavy antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) native of Central Africa.
It frequents the banks of rivers and is a good swimmer. It has a white ring around the rump. Called also
photomok, water antelope, and waterbok.
The name is also applied to other related species, as the leche which has similar habits.
(Wa"ter buf"fa*lo) (Zoöl.) The European buffalo.
(Wa"ter bug`) (Zoöl.) (a) The Croton bug. (b) Any one of numerous species of large, rapacious,
aquatic, hemipterous insects belonging to Belostoma, Benacus, Zaitha, and other genera of the family
Belostomatidæ. Their hind legs are long and fringed, and act like oars. Some of these insects are of great
size, being among the largest existing Hemiptera. Many of them come out of the water and fly about at
(Wa"ter butt`) A large, open-headed cask, set up on end, to contain water. Dickens.
(Wa"ter cal"trop) (Bot.) The water chestnut.
(Wa"ter can`) (Bot.) Any one of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called
from the shape of the seed vessel. See Nuphar, and cf. Candock. Dr. Prior.