Pygmy

  • 21 pygmy — Synonyms and related words: American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Lilliputian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, Tom Thumb, WASP, bitsy, black, black man,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 22 pygmy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pigmy, dwarf, midget, atomy; Lilliputian. See littleness.Ant., giant. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bantam, pixy, dwarf; see midget , runt . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I n. Negrillo, nomad, Akka, Batwa …

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  • 23 Pygmy — Pyg|my [ pıgmi ] noun count a member of a people who are of less than average height. Most Pygmies live in Central Africa or Southeast Asia …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24 pygmy — [14] Greek pugmé meant ‘fist’ (it may have been related to Latin pugnus ‘fist’, source of English pugnacious). By extension, it was used for a ‘measure of length equal to the distance from the elbows to the knuckles’. From it was derived pugmaíos …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 25 pygmy —  pl. pygmies …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 26 pygmy — pyg·my || pɪgmɪ n. unusually small person, dwarf; anything that is unusually small for its kind adj. dwarfish, midget; miniature, tiny; very small …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 27 pygmy — I. n. Dwarf, hop o my thumb. II. a. Dwarfish. See pygmean …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 28 pygmy — pyg·my …

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  • 29 Pygmy — Pyg•my or Pigmy [[t]ˈpɪg mi[/t]] n. pl. mies, adj. 1) pan peo a) a member of any of several small statured peoples of Africa, esp. the forested regions of central Africa b) a Negrito of SE Asia, or of the Andaman or Philippine islands 2) (l.c.) a …

    From formal English to slang

  • 30 pygmy — /ˈpɪgmi / (say pigmee) noun (plural pygmies) 1. Colloquial (chiefly derogatory) a small person. 2. anything very small of its kind. 3. someone who is of small importance, or who has some quality, etc., in very small measure. 4. one of a race of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 31 Pygmy — /ˈpɪgmi/ (say pigmee) noun (plural Pygmies) 1. a member of an indigenous people of short stature inhabiting equatorial Africa. 2. a member of an indigenous people of short stature inhabiting parts of south eastern Asia, and the Andaman and… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 32 pygmy — [14] Greek pugmé meant ‘fist’ (it may have been related to Latin pugnus ‘fist’, source of English pugnacious). By extension, it was used for a ‘measure of length equal to the distance from the elbows to the knuckles’. From it was derived pugmaíos …

    Word origins

  • 33 pygmy — n. (also pigmy) (pl. ies) 1 a member of a dwarf people of equatorial Africa and parts of SE Asia. 2 a very small person, animal, or thing. 3 an insignificant person. 4 (attrib.) a of or relating to pygmies. b (of a person, animal, etc.) dwarf.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 34 Pygmy — n. (also pigmy) (pl. ies) 1 a member of a dwarf people of equatorial Africa and parts of SE Asia. 2 a very small person, animal, or thing. 3 an insignificant person. 4 (attrib.) a of or relating to pygmies. b (of a person, animal, etc.) dwarf.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 35 Pygmy hippopotamus — A pygmy hippopotamus at National Zoo. Conservation status …

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  • 36 Pygmy right whale — Pygmy right whale[1] Size comparison against an average human Conservation status …

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  • 37 Pygmy Salamander — Conservation status Least Con …

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  • 38 Pygmy parrot — Pygmy parrots Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves …

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  • 39 Pygmy elephant — Pygmy Elephants are cryptids, reported to be living in both Africa and Asia. The African Pygmy Elephant, described as Loxodonta pumilio , is currently considered to be a tiny morph of the African Forest Elephants ( L. cyclotis ); see Debruyne et… …

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  • 40 Pygmy tarsier — Pygmy tarsier[1] Conservation status …

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