Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small greenish birds of the genus Hylophilus of Central and South America, related to the vireos.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various birds in the genus Hylophilus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of numerous species of small American singing birds, of the genus Vireo, as the solitary, or blue-headed (Vireo solitarius); the brotherly-love (V. Philadelphicus); the warbling greenlet (V. gilvus); the yellow-throated greenlet (V. flavifrons) and others. See vireo.
  • n. Any species of Cyclorhis, a genus of tropical American birds allied to the tits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird of the family Vireonidæ, small migratory insectivorous birds peculiar to America, of which the characteristic color is greenish or olive; a vireo.
  • n. Some other small greenish bird.

Etymologies

green +‎ -let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the red-eyed greenlet is rather a wood-bird, and we must not look for his nest in the village.

    Rural Hours

  • His brother, the white-eyed greenlet, frequently builds in towns, even in the ornamental trees of our largest cities, in the fine sycamores of the older streets of Philadelphia, for instance.

    Rural Hours

  • At last we had before us the rare and long-desired Philadelphia greenlet.

    The Foot-path Way

  • England species (I omit the brotherly-love greenlet, never having been fortunate enough to know him) the white-eye is decidedly the most ambitious, the warbling and the solitary are the most pleasing, while the red-eye and the yellow-throat are very much alike, and both of them rather too monotonous and persistent.

    Birds in the Bush

  • The white-eyed greenlet is a vocalist of such extraordinary versatility and power that one feels almost guilty in speaking of him under the title which stands at the head of this paper.

    Birds in the Bush

  • If your wsgi applications perform a certain subset of blocking calls which have been monkeypatched by eventlet to cooperate instead (such as operations in the socket module), you can configure each process to run only a single main thread and cooperate using greenlet microthreads instead.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Deferreds are not ideal but without proper coroutines (stackless, greenlet, etc) or message dispatch (see Erlang) in the core language they're a reasonable way to model async processes.

    Planet Python

  • * py. magic.greenlet: micro-threads on standard CPython ( "stackless-light") and PyPy

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • · py. magic.greenlet: micro-threads on standard CPython ( "stackless-light") and PyPy

    Softpedia - Windows - All

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