Mill"er (?), n.

1.

One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.

2.

A milling machine.

3. Zool. (a)

A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller.

(b)

The eagle ray.

(c)

The hen harrier.

[Prov. Eng.]

Miller's thumb. Zool. (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea (formerly Cottus), as the European species (U. gobio), and the American (U. gracilis); -- called also bullhead. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]

 

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