Horned - meaning and definition. What is Horned
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What (who) is Horned - definition

Horned; Horn (animal anatomy); Horn (zoology); Keratin horn; Animal horn; Horn fighting; Horned animal; Horned animals; Horncore; Horn core
  • Anatomy and physiology of an animal's horn
  • Goat skull piece
  • A pair of horns on a male [[impala]]
  • [[African buffalo]] (both sexes have horns)
  • [[Water buffalo]] horn used as a hammer with cleaver to cut fish in southeast China

·adj Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn.
Horned animals have horns, or parts of their bodies that look like horns.
...horned cattle.
...the call of a horned lark.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
Horned helmet         
  • Japanese [[kabuto]] with buffalo horns
  • Indo-Persian Devil Mask, cuirass and [[scimitar]]
  • 1100-900 BCE}})
  • Valdemar the Conqueror]] depicting horns on his metal helmet
  • The bronze "Horned God" from Enkomi
  • Plate C of the [[Gundestrup cauldron]], 2nd–1st century BCE
  • 150–50 BCE}}, found in the [[Thames]] ([[British Museum]])
  • helm]] in the arms of Dalheim, bottom row.
  • Great helm of Albert von [[Pranckh]], 14th century, showing the style often used by the [[Teutonic order]]
  • Pat Williams]] at the [[2007 Pro Bowl]]
Horned helmets; Horned-helmets; Horned hat
Horned helmets were worn by many people around the world. Headpieces mounted with animal horns or replicas were also worn from ancient times, as in the Mesolithic Star Carr.


Horn (anatomy)

A horn is a permanent pointed projection on the head of various animals that consists of a covering of keratin and other proteins surrounding a core of live bone. Horns are distinct from antlers, which are not permanent. In mammals, true horns are found mainly among the ruminant artiodactyls, in the families Antilocapridae (pronghorn) and Bovidae (cattle, goats, antelope etc.). Cattle horns arise from subcutaneous connective tissue (under the scalp) and later fuse to the underlying frontal bone.

One pair of horns is usual; however, two or more pairs occur in a few wild species and in some domesticated breeds of sheep. Polycerate (multi-horned) sheep breeds include the Hebridean, Icelandic, Jacob, Manx Loaghtan, and the Navajo-Churro.

Horns usually have a curved or spiral shape, often with ridges or fluting. In many species, only males have horns. Horns start to grow soon after birth and continue to grow throughout the life of the animal (except in pronghorns, which shed the outer layer annually, but retain the bony core). Partial or deformed horns in livestock are called scurs. Similar growths on other parts of the body are not usually called horns, but spurs, claws, or hooves, depending on the part of the body on which they occur.

Pronunciation examples for Horned
1. one-horned rhinoceros.
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2. including the one-horned rhinoceros,
3. or a big-horned sheep.
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4. They're upset that somebody else horned in
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5. Michael: It was the great horned owl!
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Examples of use of Horned
1. There are only 3,000 great one–horned rhinos left alive.
2. A horned and hooved amphibian becomes a Bullfrog, for example.
3. A noble horned owl stares me down through my binoculars.
4. From the back of his booth, Kojima produced an enormous live horned beetle.
5. The oldest known horned dinosaur in North America is called Zuniceratops.