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  • euchre (card game)

    Euchre, card game popular in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Great Britain, especially in Cornwall and the West Country of England. It derives from a 19th-century Alsatian game called juckerspiel from the fact that its two top trumps are Jucker, meaning “jack.” This word may also have

  • Eucinetidae (insect family)

    coleopteran: Annotated classification: Family Eucinetidae About 25 widely distributed species; in rotten wood; example Eucinetus. Family Scirtidae, or Helodidae (marsh beetles) Small, oval; on vegetation in swampy places; aquatic larvae; about 600 species; widely distributed; example Scirtes. Superfamily

  • Eucinostomus argenteus (fish)

    mojarra: The spotfin mojarra (Eucinostomus argenteus), which is one of the most widespread species, occurs along the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific coasts of North America, even entering freshwater habitats in the lower reaches of river systems.

  • Eucken, Rudolf Christoph (German philosopher)

    Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German Idealist philosopher, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1908), interpreter of Aristotle, and author of works in ethics and religion. Eucken studied at the University of G?ttingen under the German thinker Rudolf Hermann Lotze, a teleological Idealist, and at

  • Eucla Basin (region, Australia)

    Eucla Basin, artesian depression in Western Australia and South Australia, Australia. Sloping southward to the Great Australian Bight and underlying the enormous limestone waste of the Nullarbor Plain, its area is about 69,500 square miles (180,000 square km). Composed of two main aquifers, the

  • Eucleidae (insect)

    Slug caterpillar moth, (family Limacodidae), any of approximately 1,000 species of insects (order Lepidoptera) that are widely distributed throughout the world but are concentrated in the tropics. These moths are named after their short, fleshy, sluglike caterpillars. In the caterpillars, suckers

  • Eucleides of Megara (Greek philosopher)

    Megarian school: …the 4th century bc by Eucleides of Megara. It is noted more for its criticism of Aristotle and its influence upon Stoic logic than for any positive assertions. Although Eucleides was a pupil of Socrates and the author of Socratic dialogues, only imperfect glimpses of his thought survive. He is…

  • Euclid (Ohio, United States)

    Euclid, city, Cuyahoga county, northeastern Ohio, U.S., on Lake Erie, just northeast of Cleveland. The original township area was settled in 1797 and was named for the famous Greek mathematician by the surveyors who arrived with Moses Cleaveland, an agent of the Connecticut Land Company. It

  • Euclid (Greek mathematician)

    Euclid, the most prominent mathematician of Greco-Roman antiquity, best known for his treatise on geometry, the Elements. Of Euclid’s life nothing is known except what the Greek philosopher Proclus (c. 410–485 ce) reports in his “summary” of famous Greek mathematicians. According to him, Euclid

  • Euclid Cleared of Every Flaw (work by Saccheri)

    mathematics: Foundations of geometry: …ab Omni Naevo Vindicatus (“Euclid Cleared of Every Flaw”). This was an important work of synthesis in which he provided a complete analysis of the problem of parallels in terms of Omar Khayyam’s quadrilateral (see the figure). Using the Euclidean assumption that straight lines do not enclose an area,…

  • Euclid of Megara (Greek philosopher)

    Megarian school: …the 4th century bc by Eucleides of Megara. It is noted more for its criticism of Aristotle and its influence upon Stoic logic than for any positive assertions. Although Eucleides was a pupil of Socrates and the author of Socratic dialogues, only imperfect glimpses of his thought survive. He is…

  • Euclid’s Windmill

    The Pythagorean theorem states that the sum of the squares on the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square on the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle)—in familiar algebraic notation, a2 + b2 = c2. The Babylonians and Egyptians had found some integer triples (a, b, c) satisfying the

  • Euclid’s Windmill (geometry)

    Euclid's Windmill: The Pythagorean theorem states that the sum of the squares on the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square on the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle)—in familiar algebraic notation, a2 + b2 = c2. The Babylonians and Egyptians had found…

  • Euclidean algorithm (mathematics)

    Euclidean algorithm, procedure for finding the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two numbers, described by the Greek mathematician Euclid in his Elements (c. 300 bc). The method is computationally efficient and, with minor modifications, is still used by computers. The algorithm involves

  • Euclidean geometry

    Euclidean geometry, the study of plane and solid figures on the basis of axioms and theorems employed by the Greek mathematician Euclid (c. 300 bce). In its rough outline, Euclidean geometry is the plane and solid geometry commonly taught in secondary schools. Indeed, until the second half of the

  • Euclidean space (geometry)

    Euclidean space, In geometry, a two- or three-dimensional space in which the axioms and postulates of Euclidean geometry apply; also, a space in any finite number of dimensions, in which points are designated by coordinates (one for each dimension) and the distance between two points is given by a

  • Euclidean tools (geometry)

    mathematics: The Elements: …the use of the so-called Euclidean tools—i.e., a compass and a straightedge or unmarked ruler.

  • Euclidean zoning (land use)

    urban sprawl: Causes: …that weak planning laws and single-use zoning also contribute to urban sprawl.

  • Euclides ab Omni Naevo Vindicatus (work by Saccheri)

    mathematics: Foundations of geometry: …ab Omni Naevo Vindicatus (“Euclid Cleared of Every Flaw”). This was an important work of synthesis in which he provided a complete analysis of the problem of parallels in terms of Omar Khayyam’s quadrilateral (see the figure). Using the Euclidean assumption that straight lines do not enclose an area,…

  • Euclides of Megara (Greek philosopher)

    Megarian school: …the 4th century bc by Eucleides of Megara. It is noted more for its criticism of Aristotle and its influence upon Stoic logic than for any positive assertions. Although Eucleides was a pupil of Socrates and the author of Socratic dialogues, only imperfect glimpses of his thought survive. He is…

  • Eucnemidae (insect family)

    coleopteran: Annotated classification: (false click beetles) Closely related to Elateridae; about 1,000 species, mostly in warm climates; example Melasis. Family Lampyridae (lightning bugs, fireflies) Produce light in species-characteristic flashing rhythm; wingless females and most larvae called glowworms; about 2,000 species; widely distributed;

  • Eucommia ulmoides (plant species)

    Eucommiaceae: …plants comprising the single species Eucommia ulmoides in the order Garryales. It is an elmlike tree native to temperate regions of central and eastern China that is notable for its milky latex from which rubber can be produced.

  • Eucommiaceae (plant family)

    Eucommiaceae, family of dicotyledonous flowering plants comprising the single species Eucommia ulmoides in the order Garryales. It is an elmlike tree native to temperate regions of central and eastern China that is notable for its milky latex from which rubber can be produced. Eucommia is

  • Eucratides (king of Bactria)

    Eucratides, the last important king of Greek Bactria. Called “the Great” on the coins he minted, Eucratides probably came to power in a coup. Much of his reign was spent in wars against pretenders to the throne and neighbouring rulers. “Demetrius, king of the Indians,” an heir of Euthydemus I,

  • eucrite (mineral)

    Eucrite, rock that contains 30 to 35 percent calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar (bytownite or anorthite), as well as augite, hypersthene, pigeonite, and olivine. The name was given (1863) by Gustav Rose to stony meteorites of this composition (see achondrite), but it has been extended to include

  • Eucryphia (plant genus)

    Eucryphia, genus of evergreen shrubs and trees, constituting the family Eucryphiaceae, with about five species native to Australia and Chile. They are planted in warm regions for their foliage and showy camellia-like cream-white flowers, which appear in late summer and fall. E. cordifolia, which

  • Eucryphia × nymansensis (plant hybrid)

    Eucryphia: …feet), have produced the hybrid E. ×nymansensis, hardier than E. cordifolia and tolerant of alkaline soils.

  • Eucryphia cordifolia (tree)

    Eucryphia: E. cordifolia, which grows to a height of 12 m (40 feet), and E. glutinosa, up to 4.5 m (14.8 feet), have produced the hybrid E. ×nymansensis, hardier than E. cordifolia and tolerant of alkaline soils.

  • Eucryphia glutinosa (plant)

    Eucryphia: …12 m (40 feet), and E. glutinosa, up to 4.5 m (14.8 feet), have produced the hybrid E. ×nymansensis, hardier than E. cordifolia and tolerant of alkaline soils.

  • Euctemon (Greek scientist)

    calendar: Complex cycles: …worked with another Athenian astronomer, Euctemon, and made a series of observations of the solstices, when the Sun’s noonday shadow cast by a vertical pillar, or gnomon, reaches its annual maximum or minimum, to determine the length of the tropical year. Taking a synodic month to be 29.5 days, they…

  • Eucumbene, Lake (lake, New South Wales, Australia)

    Lake Eucumbene, one of Australia’s largest reservoirs (capacity 3,890,000 acre-feet [4,798,000,000 cubic m], surface area 56 square miles [145 square km]), the major storage facility of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, in the Eastern Highlands, New South Wales, 55 miles (88 km) southwest

  • eudaemonia (Greek philosophy)

    Eudaimonia, in Aristotelian ethics, the condition of human flourishing or of living well. The conventional English translation of the ancient Greek term, “happiness,” is unfortunate because eudaimonia, as Aristotle and most other ancient philosophers understood it, does not consist of a state of

  • eudaemonism (ethics)

    Averro?s: Contents and significance of works: …Muslim, Averro?s insists on the attainment of happiness in this and the next life by all believers. This is, however, qualified by Averro?s as the disciple of Plato: the highest intellectual perfection is reserved for the metaphysician, as in Plato’s ideal state. But the Muslim’s ideal state provides for the…

  • Eudaimon Arabia (ancient region, Arabia)

    Arabia Felix, (Latin: “Happy, or Flourishing, Arabia”) in ancient geography, the comparatively fertile region in southwestern and southern Arabia (in present-day Asir and Yemen), a region that contrasted with Arabia Deserta in barren central and northern Arabia and with Arabia Petraea (“Stony

  • eudaimonia (Greek philosophy)

    Eudaimonia, in Aristotelian ethics, the condition of human flourishing or of living well. The conventional English translation of the ancient Greek term, “happiness,” is unfortunate because eudaimonia, as Aristotle and most other ancient philosophers understood it, does not consist of a state of

  • eudaimonism (ethics)

    Averro?s: Contents and significance of works: …Muslim, Averro?s insists on the attainment of happiness in this and the next life by all believers. This is, however, qualified by Averro?s as the disciple of Plato: the highest intellectual perfection is reserved for the metaphysician, as in Plato’s ideal state. But the Muslim’s ideal state provides for the…

  • eudalene (chemical compound)

    isoprenoid: Sesquiterpenes: …sesquiterpenes, the cadalene and the eudalene types, and the carbon skeleton of a sesquiterpene may frequently be determined by heating it with sulfur or selenium to effect dehydrogenation to the corresponding naphthalenic hydrocarbons: cadalene, 4-isopropyl-1,6-dimethylnaphthalene; or eudalene, 7-isopropyl-1-methylnaphthalene. In those cases in which sulfur dehydrogenation fails to yield information about…

  • Eudemian Ethics (work by Aristotle)

    Aristotle: Ethics: In the 19th century the Eudemian Ethics was often suspected of being the work of Aristotle’s pupil Eudemus of Rhodes, but there is no good reason to doubt its authenticity. Interestingly, the Nicomachean Ethics and the Eudemian Ethics have three books in common: books V, VI, and VII of the…

  • Eudemis of Rhodes (Greek philosopher)

    Eudemus Of Rhodes, Greek philosopher who was a pupil of Aristotle and a friend of Theophrastus. Together with Theophrastus, Eudemus completed Aristotle’s philosophy from the point of view of systematization. The fragments of his Physics (preserved by Simplicius) and his Analytics paraphrase those

  • eudemonism (ethics)

    Averro?s: Contents and significance of works: …Muslim, Averro?s insists on the attainment of happiness in this and the next life by all believers. This is, however, qualified by Averro?s as the disciple of Plato: the highest intellectual perfection is reserved for the metaphysician, as in Plato’s ideal state. But the Muslim’s ideal state provides for the…

  • Eudemos of Rhodes (Greek philosopher)

    Eudemus Of Rhodes, Greek philosopher who was a pupil of Aristotle and a friend of Theophrastus. Together with Theophrastus, Eudemus completed Aristotle’s philosophy from the point of view of systematization. The fragments of his Physics (preserved by Simplicius) and his Analytics paraphrase those

  • Eudemus (work by Aristotle)

    Aristotle: The Academy: His dialogue Eudemus, for example, reflects the Platonic view of the soul as imprisoned in the body and as capable of a happier life only when the body has been left behind. According to Aristotle, the dead are more blessed and happier than the living, and to…

  • Eudemus of Rhodes (Greek philosopher)

    Eudemus Of Rhodes, Greek philosopher who was a pupil of Aristotle and a friend of Theophrastus. Together with Theophrastus, Eudemus completed Aristotle’s philosophy from the point of view of systematization. The fragments of his Physics (preserved by Simplicius) and his Analytics paraphrase those

  • Eudes (duke of Aquitaine)

    Charles Martel: Mayor of the palace: He attacked Aquitaine, whose ruler, Eudes (Odo), had been an ally of Ragenfrid, but Charles did not gain effective control of southern France until late in his reign. He also conducted long campaigns, some as late as the 730s, against the Frisians, Saxons, and Bavarians, whose brigandage endangered the eastern…

  • Eudes (king of Franks)

    Eudes, count of Paris and the first king of the West Franks (France) who was not of Merovingian or Carolingian blood. The son of Robert the Strong, from whom all the Capetian kings of France descended, Eudes successfully defended Paris against the besieging Vikings (or Normans) in 885–886 and g

  • Eudes de Chatillon-sur-Marne (pope)

    Urban II, head of the Roman Catholic Church (1088–99) who developed ecclesiastical reforms begun by Pope Gregory VII, launched the Crusade movement, and strengthened the papacy as a political entity. Odo was born of noble parents about 1035 in the Champagne region of France. After studies in

  • Eudes de Cluny, Saint (French abbot)

    Saint Odo of Cluny, ; feast day November 18), second abbot of Cluny (927–942) and an important monastic reformer. Most of the details of Odo’s youth are recorded by his first biographer, the monk John of Salerno, who, writing after Odo’s death (perhaps in the 950s), presented his account of Odo’s

  • Eudes de Lagery (pope)

    Urban II, head of the Roman Catholic Church (1088–99) who developed ecclesiastical reforms begun by Pope Gregory VII, launched the Crusade movement, and strengthened the papacy as a political entity. Odo was born of noble parents about 1035 in the Champagne region of France. After studies in

  • Eudes de Lagny (pope)

    Urban II, head of the Roman Catholic Church (1088–99) who developed ecclesiastical reforms begun by Pope Gregory VII, launched the Crusade movement, and strengthened the papacy as a political entity. Odo was born of noble parents about 1035 in the Champagne region of France. After studies in

  • Eudes I (count of Blois)

    Hugh Capet: …and by continual conflict between Eudes I, count of Blois, and Fulk Nerra of Anjou, whom Hugh later supported. In 993 Eudes was aided by the bishop of Laon in an unsuccessful conspiracy to deliver Hugh and his son Robert over to Otto III. That no one was punished for…

  • Eudes II (count of Blois)

    France: Principalities north of the Loire: His successors, notably the fearsome Eudes II (996–1037), annexed the counties of Sancerre (1015) and Champagne (1019–23), thereby creating a principality comparable in strength to Flanders and more threatening to the king, whose patrimonial domains it encircled. A dynastic aggregate lacking natural cohesion, Blois-Champagne achieved its greatest strength under Theobald…

  • Eudes, Saint John (French priest)

    Saint John Eudes, ; canonized 1925; feast day August 19), founder of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist Fathers), an order dedicated to the training of candidates for the priesthood and to the preaching of missions. Educated by the Jesuits at Caen, John Eudes entered the Bérullian Oratory

  • eudicot (plant group)

    angiosperm: Eudicots: One of the major changes in the understanding of the evolution of the angiosperms was the realization that the basic distinction among flowering plants is not between monocotyledon groups (monocots) and dicotyledon groups (dicots). Rather, plants thought of as being “typical dicots” have evolved…

  • eudicotyledon (plant group)

    angiosperm: Eudicots: One of the major changes in the understanding of the evolution of the angiosperms was the realization that the basic distinction among flowering plants is not between monocotyledon groups (monocots) and dicotyledon groups (dicots). Rather, plants thought of as being “typical dicots” have evolved…

  • Eudist Fathers (religious order)

    Saint John Eudes: …August 19), founder of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist Fathers), an order dedicated to the training of candidates for the priesthood and to the preaching of missions.

  • Eudistylia (polychaete genus)

    annelid: Annotated classification: …cm; examples of genera: Sabella, Eudistylia, Serpula, Hydroides. Order Archiannelida Minute, primitive, with ciliated epidermis; prostomium small, with or without appendages; parapodia absent; septa reduced or absent; size, minute. Contains 4 groups of poorly known species considered separate orders by some (

  • Eudocia (Byzantine empress)

    Eudocia, wife of the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II. She was a highly cultured woman who, in rivalry with her sister-in-law, the empress Pulcheria, exercised great influence over her husband until her withdrawal from Constantinople. Athenais, as she was then called, came from Athens, where her

  • Eudocia Macrembolitissa (Byzantine empress)

    Eudocia Macrembolitissa, Byzantine empress and, in 1067 and 1071, regent, who has been called the wisest woman of her time. The daughter of John Macrembolites and niece of Michael Cerularius, the patriarch of Constantinople, Eudocia was the wife of the emperor Constantine X Ducas. After his death

  • Eudocimus albus (bird)

    ibis: …northern South America, and the white ibis (E. albus) ranges in Central and North America.

  • Eudocimus ruber (bird)

    ibis: The scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) inhabits northern South America, and the white ibis (E. albus) ranges in Central and North America.

  • Eudokia Makrembolitissa (Byzantine empress)

    Eudocia Macrembolitissa, Byzantine empress and, in 1067 and 1071, regent, who has been called the wisest woman of her time. The daughter of John Macrembolites and niece of Michael Cerularius, the patriarch of Constantinople, Eudocia was the wife of the emperor Constantine X Ducas. After his death

  • Eudorcas (mammal genus)

    gazelle: …Mongalla gazelle—have become the genus Eudorcas. The Gazella genus as traditionally defined includes eight species that occur only in Africa, five that occur only in Asia, and one species that occurs both in Africa and Asia. In the revised classification, Gazella contains ten species—three exclusively African, five exclusively Asian, and…

  • Eudorcas albonotata (mammal)

    gazelle: …the red-fronted gazelle, and the Mongalla gazelle—have become the genus Eudorcas. The Gazella genus as traditionally defined includes eight species that occur only in Africa, five that occur only in Asia, and one species that occurs both in Africa and Asia. In the revised classification, Gazella contains ten species—three exclusively…

  • Eudorcas rufifrons (mammal)

    gazelle: …the smaller species—Thomson’s gazelle, the red-fronted gazelle, and the Mongalla gazelle—have become the genus Eudorcas. The Gazella genus as traditionally defined includes eight species that occur only in Africa, five that occur only in Asia, and one species that occurs both in Africa and Asia. In the revised classification, Gazella…

  • Eudorcas thomsoni (mammal)

    gazelle: …three of the smaller species—Thomson’s gazelle, the red-fronted gazelle, and the Mongalla gazelle—have become the genus Eudorcas. The Gazella genus as traditionally defined includes eight species that occur only in Africa, five that occur only in Asia, and one species that occurs both in Africa and Asia. In the…

  • Eudoxia (Byzantine queen)

    Eudoxia, wife of, and a powerful influence over, the Eastern Roman emperor Arcadius (reigned 383–408). Her father was a Frankish general in the Roman army and consul (385) named Bauto. The marriage (April 27, 395) of Arcadius to Eudoxia was arranged by Arcadius’ minister, the eunuch Eutropius, who

  • Eudoxia (tsarina of Russia)

    Eudoxia, tsarina and first wife of Peter I the Great of Russia. In 1689 she was given in marriage to Peter, a bridegroom of only 17. Endowed with beauty but lacking intelligence and ambition, she had little in common with the young tsar, whose chief interest was the mechanics of war. In 1698 Peter

  • Eudoxus of Cnidus (Greek mathematician and astronomer)

    Eudoxus of Cnidus, Greek mathematician and astronomer who substantially advanced proportion theory, contributed to the identification of constellations and thus to the development of observational astronomy in the Greek world, and established the first sophisticated, geometrical model of celestial

  • Eudoxus of Cyzicus (Greek explorer)

    Eudoxus Of Cyzicus, Greek navigator and explorer who made the first known attempt to circumnavigate Africa from western Europe. Following two successful voyages to India from the Red Sea for the king of Egypt, Ptolemy Euergetes II, he went to Gades, present-day Cádiz, Spain, where he outfitted

  • Eudromia elegans (bird)

    tinamou: Locomotion: The elegant crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans) of the open tableland of Argentina alternates periods of flapping with short glides. When flushed, forest species sometimes collide with branches and tree trunks and may injure themselves. If forced to make several flights in short succession, tinamous soon become…

  • Eudromias morinellus (bird)

    dotterel: …Charadriidae (order Charadriiformes), especially the Eurasian dotterel (Eudromias morinellus). The Eurasian dotterel is mottled brown above, with a broad, white eye stripe and a narrow, white band separating its breast, which is gray, from its russet-coloured belly. It is about 20 centimetres (8 inches) long. It nests in tundra and…

  • Eudyptes (bird genus)

    penguin: Classification: Genus Eudyptes (crested penguins) 7 species: erect-crested, Fiordland, macaroni, northern rockhopper, southern rockhopper, royal, and Snares. Genus Spheniscus (black-footed, or jackass, penguins)

  • Eudyptes chrysocome (bird)

    penguin: Locomotion and orientation: southern rockhopper (E. chrysocome), and Adélie penguins, move among rocks with agility, using the flippers for balance. On snow or ice, many penguins “toboggan,” sliding on the belly as they propel themselves with the feet and flippers. The flippers, along with the beak, are the…

  • Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome (bird)

    penguin: Locomotion and orientation: southern rockhopper (E. chrysocome), and Adélie penguins, move among rocks with agility, using the flippers for balance. On snow or ice, many penguins “toboggan,” sliding on the belly as they propel themselves with the feet and flippers. The flippers, along with the beak, are the…

  • Eudyptes chrysocome filholi (bird)

    rockhopper penguin: chrysocome chrysocome), and an eastern group (E. chrysocome filholi). However, their geographic isolation from one another paired with the results of a study conducted in 2006 by French ecologist Pierre Jouventin, which noted several genetic and behavioral differences between E. chrysocome moseleyi, on one hand, and E. chrysocome chrysocome…

  • Eudyptes chrysocome moseleyi (bird)

    penguin: Locomotion and orientation: Some, such as the northern rockhopper (Eudyptes moseleyi), the southern rockhopper (E. chrysocome), and Adélie penguins, move among rocks with agility, using the flippers for balance. On snow or ice, many penguins “toboggan,” sliding on the belly as they propel themselves with the feet and

  • Eudyptes chrysolophus (bird)

    Macaroni penguin, (Eudyptes chrysolophus), species of crested penguin (genus Eudyptes, order Sphenisciformes) characterized by a large reddish orange bill, a black face and chin, and a long crest of yellow-orange feathers that contrast with the black feathers on the head. The species is found on

  • Eudyptes moseleyi (bird)

    penguin: Locomotion and orientation: Some, such as the northern rockhopper (Eudyptes moseleyi), the southern rockhopper (E. chrysocome), and Adélie penguins, move among rocks with agility, using the flippers for balance. On snow or ice, many penguins “toboggan,” sliding on the belly as they propel themselves with the feet and

  • Eudyptes pachyrhynchus (bird)

    Fiordland penguin, (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), species of crested penguin (genus Eudyptes, order Sphenisciformes) characterized by a thick stripe of pale yellow feather plumes above each eye (the superciliary stripe) that extends from the bill to the rear of the head. The terminal ends of each of the

  • Eudyptes robustus (bird)

    Snares penguin, (Eudyptes robustus), species of crested penguin (genus Eudyptes, order Sphenisciformes) characterized by plumes of yellow feathers that run above each eye (the superciliary stripe) and extend from the base of the bird’s cone-shaped bill to the back of the head. Compared with those

  • Eudyptes schlegeli (bird)

    Royal penguin, (Eudyptes schlegeli), species of crested penguin (genus Eudyptes, order Sphenisciformes) characterized by a large orange-coloured bill, a pale-coloured face, a black head, and a long crest of yellow-orange feathers that originates on the forehead and runs along the sides and top of

  • Eudyptes sclateri (bird)

    Erect-crested penguin, (Eudyptes sclateri), species of crested penguin (genus Eudyptes, order Sphenisciformes) characterized by plumes of yellow feathers extending from the bill to the back of the head, running above each eye (the superciliary stripe); the plumes often stand fully upright at the

  • Eudyptula (penguin genus)

    penguin: Classification: Genus Eudyptula (blue penguin) 1 species, also called little, or fairy, penguin. Genus Megadyptes (yellow-eyed penguin) 1 species.

  • Eudyptula minor (bird)

    Blue penguin, (Eudyptula minor), species of penguin (order Sphenisciformes) characterized by its diminutive stature and pale blue to dark gray plumage. It is the smallest of all known penguin species, and it is the only species of the genus Eudyptula. There are, however, six subspecies: E. minor

  • Euemeros (Greek mythographer)

    Euhemerus, author of a utopian work that was popular in the ancient world; his name was given to the theory that gods are great men worshipped after their death (i.e., Euhemerism). His most important work was Hiera Anagraphe (probably early 3rd century bc; “The Sacred Inscription”), which was

  • euergetism (ancient Greco-Roman society)

    Euergetism, in Greco-Roman antiquity, the phenomenon of elite benefaction to towns and communities through voluntary gifts, such as public buildings or endowments for various forms of festival or distribution. The phenomenon is regarded by many historians as critical to understanding how

  • Euesperides (Libya)

    Benghazi, city and major seaport of northeastern Libya, on the Gulf of Sidra. It was founded by the Greeks of Cyrenaica as Hesperides (Euesperides) and received from the Egyptian pharaoh Ptolemy III the additional name of Berenice in honour of his wife. After the 3rd century ce it superseded Cyrene

  • Eufaula (Oklahoma, United States)

    Eufaula, city, seat (1907) of McIntosh county, east-central Oklahoma, U.S., near the confluence of the Canadian and North Canadian rivers, southwest of Muskogee. It originated as a Creek settlement and trading post and was named for a Creek town on the Chattahoochee River in Alabama called Yufala,

  • Eufaula (Alabama, United States)

    Eufaula, city, Barbour county, southeastern Alabama, U.S. It lies on the Chattahoochee River (dammed south of the city to form the Walter F. George Reservoir [or Lake Eufaula]), at the Georgia state line, about 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Montgomery. Settlers first arrived in the area, which was

  • Eufaula Dam (dam, Oklahoma, United States)

    Eufaula: The Eufaula Dam (1964) on the Canadian River impounds one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, covering 102,500 acres (41,500 hectares). Lake Eufaula and the nearby Fountainhead and Arrowhead state parks have made the city the focus of a recreation area. Pop. (2000) 2,639; (2010) 2,813.

  • Eufemiavisorna (Swedish literature)

    Swedish literature: The Middle Ages: …chivalry was first represented in Eufemiavisorna (“The Songs of Euphemia”), written in doggerel between 1303 and 1312, which includes a translation of French poet Chrétien de Troyes’s romance Yvain. Anonymous ballads probably dating from the 14th and 15th centuries also reflect a new interest in the romance genre. These ballads,…

  • Euganei (people)

    ancient Italic people: Populations of central northern Italy and of the Alps: …Etruscans and the Veneti): the Euganei, inhabiting the plain and the Alpine foothills, and the Raeti, in the valleys of the Trentino and the Alto Adige. Minor peoples in the region belonged to one or the other of these stocks or to Ligurian stocks; with regard to many of these…

  • Eugeissona minor (plant species)

    palm: Ecology: …in their crowns (Asterogyne martiana, Eugeissona minor, Pinanga ridleyana, and Daemonorops verticillaris), presumably trapping important nutrients. Some palms (Orbignya phalerata) contribute large amounts of dry matter, which, when recycled, adds to soil fertility.

  • Eugeissona utilis (plant)

    palm: Distribution: Eugeissona utilis grows in dense local stands to the exclusion of other trees in the uplands of Borneo. The vegetation dominated by Prestoea montana is distinctive in the montane forests of the Caribbean. Many of these palms are economically useful, and their natural or seminatural…

  • Eugene (work by Jodelle)

    étienne Jodelle: In the prologue to Eugéne Jodelle explained his theory of comedy. It must deal with people of low or middle class because, he argued, among them can be found the crudity and ignorance that are the stuff of comedy. Tragedy, on the other hand, must have as its characters…

  • Eugene (Oregon, United States)

    Eugene, city, seat (1853) of Lane county, western Oregon, U.S., on the Willamette River, adjoining Springfield to the east. The area around what became Eugene was inhabited for several centuries by Kalapuya Indians. Settled by Eugene Skinner in 1846, the city was laid out on Willamette bottomland

  • Eugene I, Saint (pope)

    Saint Eugenius I, ; feast day June 2), pope from 654 to 657. He was elected while his predecessor, Pope St. Martin I, was still alive in exile. Later, in a letter of September 655, Martin acknowledged Eugenius to be the legitimate pope. The Byzantine emperor Constans II Pogonatus urged Eugenius to

  • Eugene II (pope)

    Eugenius II, pope from 824 to 827. He was a cardinal priest when chosen as successor to St. Paschal I. In 824 Eugenius received the Holy Roman co-emperor Lothar I, who had come to Rome to issue the Constitutio Romana that affirmed imperial sovereignty over Rome, demanded an oath of fealty from

  • Eugene III, Blessed (pope)

    Blessed Eugenius III, ; feast day July 8), pope from 1145 to 1153. Possibly a member of the family Paganelli di Montemagno, he was a disciple of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and a Cistercian abbot of the monastery of SS. Vincent and Anastasius when he was elected on February 15. The election of someone

  • Eugene IV (pope)

    Eugenius IV, pope from 1431 to 1447. Formerly an Augustinian monk, he was a cardinal when unanimously elected to succeed Martin V. His pontificate was dominated by his struggle with the Council (1431–37) of Basel, which assembled to effect church reform. When Eugenius sought to dissolve the council

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