Dictionary > Burrow

Burrow

Burrow
1. An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.
2. A shelter; especially. A hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.
3. (Science: chemical) a heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
4. A mound. See barrow, and camp.
See: 1st Borough.
1. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.
2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide. ”Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another.
(Science: zoology)” (Burke) Burrowing owl, a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.
Origin: Burrowed; Burrowing.


You will also like...

Consciousness and behavior
Consciousness and Behavior

Human consciousness and behavior are an interesting topic since they are determined and controlled by the brain. Conscio..

Physical growth
Physical Development in Humans

This tutorial elaborates on the physical development of humans, particularly from puberty to adulthood. Read this tutori..

The Human Physiology
The Human Physiology

Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. Thus, human physiology deals specifically with the physiologic..

Buttress roots
Roots

This study guide tackles plant roots in greater detail. It delves into the development of plant roots, the root structur..

Digestion and Absorption of Food
Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal system breaks down particles of ingested food into molecular forms by enzymes through digestion and..

Nephrolepis exaltata
Vascular Plants: Ferns and Relatives

Ferns and their relatives are vascular plants, meaning they have xylem and phloem tissues. Because of the presence of va..