Har´le`quin   Pronunciation: här´lė`kĭn or -kwĭn
n.1.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.
As dumb harlequin is exhibited in our theaters.
- Johnson.
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 antennæ. 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 (Euchætes 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.
v. i.1.To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.
v. t.1.To remove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.
Noun1.harlequin - a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
Verb1.harlequin - variegate with spots or marks; "His face was harlequined with patches"
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