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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harlequin \Har"le*quin\ (h[aum]r"l[-e]*k[i^]n or -kw[i^]n), n.
     [F. arlequin, formerly written also harlequin (cf. It,
     arlecchino), prob. fr. OF. hierlekin, hellequin, goblin, elf,
     which is prob. of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. hel hell.
     Cf. Hell, Kin.]
     A buffoon, dressed in party-colored clothes, who plays
     tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or
     an audience; a merry-andrew; originally, a droll rogue of
     Italian comedy. --Percy Smith.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           As dumb harlequin is exhibited in our theaters.
                                                    --Johnson.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Harlequin bat (Zool.), an Indian bat ({Scotophilus
        ornatus), curiously variegated with white spots.
  
     Harlequin beetle (Zool.), a very large South American
        beetle ({Acrocinus longimanus) having very long legs and
        antenn[ae]. The elytra are curiously marked with red,
        black, and gray.
  
     Harlequin cabbage bug. (Zool.) See Calicoback.
  
     Harlequin caterpillar. (Zool.), the larva of an American
        bombycid moth ({Euch[ae]tes egle) which is covered with
        black, white, yellow, and orange tufts of hair.
  
     Harlequin duck (Zool.), a North American duck
        ({Histrionicus histrionicus). The male is dark ash,
        curiously streaked with white.
  
     Harlequin moth. (Zool.) See Magpie Moth.
  
     Harlequin opal. See Opal.
  
     Harlequin snake (Zool.), See harlequin snake in the
        vocabulary.
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harlequin \Har"le*quin\ (h[aum]r"l[-e]*k[i^]n or -kw[i^]n), v.
     i.
     To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.
     [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harlequin \Har"le*quin\, v. t.
     To remove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           And kitten, if the humor hit
           Has harlequined away the fit.            --M. Green.
     [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  harlequin
       n : a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the
           commedia dell'arte)
       v : variegate with spots or marks; "His face was harlequined
           with patches"

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  103 Moby Thesaurus words for "harlequin":
     Columbine, Dalmatian, Hanswurst, Harlequin, Pantalone, Pantaloon,
     Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Punch, Punchinello, Scaramouch,
     antigorite, bicolor, bicolored, buffo, buffoon, butterfly,
     candy cane, chameleon, check, checker, checkerboard, checkerwork,
     cheetah, chessboard, chrysotile, clown, colorful,
     colors in patches, colory, confetti, crazy, crazy quilt,
     crazy-work, daedal, dichromatic, divers-colored, firedog, fool,
     iris, jack-pudding, jaguar, jester, kaleidoscopic, leopard,
     mackerel, mackerel sky, many-colored, marble, marbled paper,
     marquetry, medley, merry-andrew, moire, mosaic, mother-of-pearl,
     motley, motley fool, multicolor, multicolored, multicolorous,
     nacre, ocelot, opal, ophite, parquet, parquetry, parti-color,
     parti-colored, patchwork, patchwork quilt, peacock, pickle-herring,
     plaid, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, prismal, rainbow,
     serpentine, serpentine marble, shot, shot silk, shot through,
     spectral, spectrum, tartan, tessellation, tesserae,
     thunder and lightning, tortoise shell, trichromatic, trichromic,
     tricolor, tricolored, two-tone, varicolored, variegated,
     variegated pattern, versicolor, versicolored, zany, zebra  
     

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