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Webster 1913 Edition


Horned

Horned

,
Adj.
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 star
Within the nether tip.
Coleridge.
Horned bee
(Zool.)
,
a British wild bee (
Osmia bicornis
), having two little horns on the head.
Horned dace
(Zool.)
,
an American cyprinoid fish (
Semotilus corporialis
) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of
Chub
.
Horned frog
(Zool.)
,
a very large Brazilian frog (
Ceratophrys cornuta
), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids.
Horned grebe
(Zool.)
,
a species of grebe (
Colymbus auritus
), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head.
Horned horse
(Zool.)
,
the gnu.
Horned lark
(Zool.)
,
the shore lark.
Horned lizard
(Zool.)
,
the horned toad.
Horned owl
(Zool.)
,
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
(Zool.)
,
an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout.
Horned rattler
(Zool.)
,
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
(Zool.)
,
the sea devil.
Horned screamer
(Zool.)
,
the kamichi.
Horned snake
(Zool.)
,
the cerastes.
Horned toad
(Zool.)
,
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
.
(Zool.)

Webster 1828 Edition


Horned

HORN'ED

,
Adj.
Furnished with horns; as horned cattle.
1.
Shaped like a crescent, or the new moon.

Definition 2022


horned

horned

English

Adjective

horned (not comparable)

  1. Having horns.
    A goat is an example of a horned animal.
    • Coleridge
      The horned moon with one bright star / Within the nether tip.
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Etymology 2

See horn (verb).

Verb

horned

  1. simple past tense and past participle of horn

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