denoting a period of mountain building in Europe in the late Palaeozoic
1580s, designating the forest-covered mountains of ancient Germany, from Latin Hercynia (silva) “Hercynian (forest),” related to Greek Orkynios drymos, probably from Old Celtic *Perkunya, from PIE *perq(o)- “oak, oak forest, wooded mountain” (see fir).
[hur-suh-nahyt] /ˈhɜr səˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a black oxide mineral, FeAl 2 O 4 , of the spinel group.
noun 1. a book containing the pedigrees of breeds of pigs, cattle, etc
[hurd] /hɜrd/ noun 1. a number of animals kept, feeding, or traveling together; drove; flock: a herd of cattle; a herd of sheep; a herd of zebras. 2. Sometimes Disparaging. a large group of people: The star was mobbed by a herd of autograph seekers. 3. any large quantity: a herd of bicycles. 4. the […]
[hur-der] /ˈhɜr dər/ noun 1. a person in charge of a , especially of cattle or sheep. [her-duh r] /ˈhɛr dər/ noun 1. Johann Gottfried von [yoh-hahn gawt-freet fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈgɔt frit fən/ (Show IPA), 1744–1803, German philosopher and poet. /ˈhɜːdə/ noun 1. (mainly US) a person who cares for or drives herds […]