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goura


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Queen  conch}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  West  Indian  cameo 
  conch  ({Cassis  cameo}).  It  is  much  used  for  making  cameos. 
 
 
  {Queen  consort},  the  wife  of  a  reigning  king.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Queen  dowager},  the  widow  of  a  king. 
 
  {Queen  gold},  formerly  a  revenue  of  the  queen  consort  of 
  England,  arising  from  gifts,  fines,  etc 
 
  {Queen  mother},  a  queen  dowager  who  is  also  mother  of  the 
  reigning  king  or  queen. 
 
  {Queen  of  May}.  See  {May  queen},  under  {May}. 
 
  {Queen  of  the  meadow}  (Bot.),  a  European  herbaceous  plant 
  ({Spir[ae]a  Ulmaria}).  See  {Meadowsweet}. 
 
  {Queen  of  the  prairie}  (Bot.),  an  American  herb  ({Spir[ae]a 
  lobata})  with  ample  clusters  of  pale  pink  flowers. 
 
  {Queen  pigeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  very 
  large  and  handsome  crested  ground  pigeons  of  the  genus 
  {Goura},  native  of  New  Guinea  and  the  adjacent  islands. 
  They  are  mostly  pale  blue,  or  ash-blue,  marked  with  white, 
  and  have  a  large  occipital  crest  of  spatulate  feathers. 
  Called  also  {crowned  pigeon},  {goura},  and  {Victoria 
  pigeon}. 
 
  {Queen  regent},  or  {Queen  regnant},  a  queen  reigning  in  her 
  own  right 
 
  {Queen's  Bench}.  See  {King's  Bench}. 
 
  {Queen's  counsel},  {Queen's  evidence}.  See  {King's  counsel}, 
  {King's  evidence},  under  {King}. 
 
  {Queen's  delight}  (Bot.),  an  American  plant  ({Stillinqia 
  sylvatica})  of  the  Spurge  family,  having  an  herbaceous 
  stem  and  a  perennial  woody  root. 
 
  {Queen's  metal}  (Metal.),  an  alloy  somewhat  resembling  pewter 
  or  britannia,  and  consisting  essentially  of  tin  with  a 
  slight  admixture  of  antimony,  bismuth,  and  lead  or  copper. 
 
 
  {Queen's  pigeon}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Queen  pigeon},  above. 
 
 
  {Queen's  ware},  glazed  English  earthenware  of  a  cream  color. 
 
 
  {Queen's  yellow}  (Old  Chem.),  a  heavy  yellow  powder 
  consisting  of  a  basic  mercuric  sulphate;  --  formerly 
  called  {turpetum  minerale},  or  {Turbith's  mineral}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goura  \Gou"ra\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  large  crested  ground  pigeons  of 
  the  genus  {Goura},  inhabiting  New  Guinea  and  adjacent 
  islands.  The  Queen  Victoria  pigeon  ({Goura  Victoria})  and  the 
  crowned  pigeon  ({G.  coronata})  are  among  the  beat  known 
  species.