Webster 1913 Edition
steggrthe male of several animals; or a doubtful AS.
The adult male of the red deer (
Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti.
The male of certain other species of large deer.
A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl.
A castrated bull; – called also
bull stag, and
bull seg. See the Note under
An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock.
The European wren.
any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to–
Lucanusand allied genera, especially
Lucanus cervusof Europe and
Lucanus damaof the United States. The mandibles are large and branched, or forked, whence the name. The larva feeds on the rotten wood of dead trees. Called also
horned bug, and
a dance by men only.
any one of several species of large branching corals of the genus–
Madrepora, which somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially
Madrepora cervicornis, and
Madrepora palmata, of Florida and the West Indies.
an Australian and West African fern (–
Platycerium alcicorne) having the large fronds branched like a stag’s horns; also, any species of the same genus.
a common American shrub (–
Rhus typhina) having densely velvety branchlets. See
a party consisting of men only.
[Slang, U. S.]–
a parasitic dipterous insect of the family
Hippoboscidae, which lives upon the stag and is usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the European grouse, but in that case has wings.
To act as a “stag,” or irregular dealer in stocks.
To watch; to dog, or keep track of.
[Prov. Eng. or Slang]
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The male red deer; the male of the hind.
2.A colt or filly; also, a romping girl. [Local.]
3.In New England, the male of the common ox castrated.