saddleback

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saddleback

1. a marking resembling a saddle on the backs of various animals
2. a breed of black pig with a white band across its back
3. a rare bird of New Zealand, Philesturnus carunculatus, having a chestnut-coloured saddle-shaped marking across its back and wings
4. another name for col

saddleback

[′sad·əl‚bak]
(geology)
A hill or ridge with a concave outline along its crest.
(meteorology)
The cloudless air between the “towers” of two cumulus congestus or cumulonimbus clouds and above a lower cloud mass.
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Presence and seasonal prevalence of Plasmodium spp in a rare endemic New Zealand passerine (tieke or saddleback, Philesturnus carunculatus).
SKYE the rare breed Saddleback has farrowed eight beautiful piglets at Tatton Park farm.
In spring, the moth pushes aside a lid that was built in to the cocoon and crawls out to start a new batch of saddleback caterpillars.