genus Meles

noun
in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Melinae
Syn: ↑Meles
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelidae, ↑family Mustelidae
Member Meronyms: ↑Eurasian badger, ↑Meles meles

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  • Meles — noun in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Melinae • Syn: ↑genus Meles • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelidae, ↑family Mustelidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meles meles — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meles vulgaris — Badger Badg er, n. [OE. bageard, prob. fr. badge + ard, in reference to the white mark on its forehead. See {Badge},n.] 1. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus {Meles} or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meles meles — noun a variety of badger native to Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑Eurasian badger • Hypernyms: ↑badger • Member Holonyms: ↑Meles, ↑genus Meles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meles — may refer to: Meles (genus), the genus badgers Meles of Lydia, a king of Lydia Meles Zenawi, prime minister of Ethiopia River Meles, which flowed through ancient Smyrna This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Meles ankuma — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Mustelidae — Mustelids Temporal range: Early Miocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

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