from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ducks, of the subfamily Fuligulinæ, based by Baird in 1858 upon the buffle-headed duck of North America (Anas albeola of Linnæus, Fuligula albeola of authors in general, now Bucephala albeola), including also the garrots, called by him Bucephala americana and B. islandica. See buffle.
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- n. buffleheads and goldeneyes
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A more beautiful example of a phosphorescent mollusk is presented by a sea-slug called _Phyllirhoë bucephala_.
The effect of ammonia on the light emitted by the sea-slug _Phyllirhoë bucephala_, is also fully explained, ammonia being one of those alkaline substances which are so directly favorable to the exhibition of the phenomenon.
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