Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, a remarkable genus of old-world passerine birds of uncertain position, type of subfamily Ireninæ; the so-called fairy bluebirds. They are brilliantly blue and black in color, about as large as robins, with stout, somewhat shrike-like bill, whose nasal fossæ are densely feathered, with rictal and nuchal bristles, and even tail of 12 feathers. There are several species characteristic of the region from India to the Philippines, as I. puella, I. cyanea, and I. turcosa.
- n. type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
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