Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of woodpeckers, of the family Picidæ.

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  • n. a genus of Picidae

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Examples

  • In Auto-malus the tail is bright satiny rufous; in Pseudo-colaptes the entire under surface is rufous of a peculiar vivid tint, verging on orange or red; in Magarornis the bosom is black, and beautifully ornamented with small leaf-shaped spots of a delicate straw-colour.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

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