from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [lowercase] A celebrated Egyptian fish, Mormyrus oxyrhynchus; the mizdeh, formerly reverenced throughout Egypt, and sacred to the goddess Hathor. It is represented both in sculptures and on coins, and was anciently embalmed. See Mormyrus.
- n. In ornithology, a genus of American tyrant-flycatchers, having a long straight conic-acute bill, and green plumage with orange crown. O. frater is a Central American species.
- n. A genus of reptiles.
- n. In entomology: A genus of coleopterous insects of the family Curculionidæ, containing a few East Indian species.
- n. A genus of dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyidæ, characterized by the cylindric produced and attenuate neck.
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