June

June

The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days. And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.

(Science: zoology) (Lowell) june beetle, june bug, any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus Lachnosterna and related genera; so called because they begin to fly, in the northern united states, about the first of june. The larvae of the june beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also May bug or May beetle.

(Science: botany) june grass, a new England name for kentucky blue grass. See blue glass, and Illustration in appendix.

Origin: L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.

Origin: L.

1. The sister and wife of jupiter, the queen of heaven, and the goddess who presided over marriage. She corresponds to the greek Hera. Sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes. (Shak)

2. (Science: astronomy) One of the early discovered asteroids. Bird of june, the peacock.


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