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Alcedo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Alcedo type genus of the Alcedinidae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alcedo (Zoöl) A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (Alcedo ispida). See Halcyon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alcedo A genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Alcedininæ, giving name to these.
    • n alcedo A. ispida is the common species of Europe. See Alcedinidæ and kingfisher.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., equiv. to Gr. . See Halcyon

Usage

In literature:

Aquila, Enicurus, Alcedo bengalensis common, as well as jack snipe.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The kingfisher (alcedo) is named burong buaya, or the alligator-bird.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Its population is put by Alcedo in 1787, at 2750 families.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Its population is put by Alcedo in 1787, at 2750 families.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Its population is put by Alcedo in 1787, at 2750 families.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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In news:

Today the 3,000 to 5,000 tortoises that live on Volcano Alcedo on Isabela Island are the largest group of giant tortoises in the Galápagos.
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