Horned(?), a. 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 starColeridge.
Within the nether tip.
(Zol.), a British wild bee (Osmia bicornis), having two little horns on the head. --
(Zol.), an American cyprinoid fish (Semotilus corporialis) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of Chub. --
(Zol.), a very large Brazilian frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids. --
(Zol.), a species of grebe (Colymbus auritus), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head. --
(Zol.), the gnu. --
(Zol.), the shore lark. --
(Zol.), the horned toad. --
(Zol.), 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,
eagle owl, and
cat owl. Sometimes also applied to the
long-eared owl. See
Eared owl, under Eared. --
Horn poppy, under Horn. --
(Zol.), an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout. --
(Zol.), 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
(Zol.), the sea devil. --
(Zol.), the kamichi. --
(Zol.), the cerastes. --
(Zol.), 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. --
(Zol.) See Cerastes.
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