1. [syn: hill myna, Indian grackle, grackle, Gracula religiosa]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hill \Hill\, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil,
L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d
1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising
above the common level of the surrounding land; an
eminence less than a mountain.
Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl.
2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of
plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.
3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close
together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a
hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.]
Hill ant (Zool.), a common ant (Formica rufa), of Europe
and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its
Hill myna (Zool.), one of several species of birds of
India, of the genus Gracula, and allied to the
starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words.
[Written also hill mynah.] See Myna.
Hill partridge (Zool.), a partridge of the genus
Aborophila, of which numerous species in habit Southern
Asia and the East Indies.
Hill tit (Zool.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic
singing birds of the family Leiotrichid[ae]. Many are
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
[syn: hill myna, Indian grackle, grackle, Gracula