from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the Coraciidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Aristotelian name of some bird described as being like a crow and red-billed: either the red-legged chough, Pyrrhocorax graculus, or the alpine, P. alpinus.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In modern ornithology: Same as Coracia. Vieillot, 1816. The typical genus of the family Coraciidæ, containing the true rollers, such as Coracias garrula of Europe and Africa, and other species, not related to crows, nor even of the same order of birds. See roller.
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- n. type genus of the Coraciidae
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I should say the same of the eagle and the vulture (coracias), to the one or the other of which the name of raja wali is familiarly applied.
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