runt

a.

  1. Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to domestic animals.
  2. A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.
  3. A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously.
  4. The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant.