Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book-name of the birds of the genus Hemignathus: so called because the under mandible is little more than half as long as the upper.
- n. A fish of the genus Hemirhamphus; a hemirhamphine; a halfbeak. See Hemirhamphinæ.
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