Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology: In Merrem's classification, a group of birds, including the toucans, parrots, and some others, approximately equivalent to the order Psittaci plus the family Rhamphastidæ of modern authors.
- In Blyth's system (1846), a series or superfamily group of his Picoides, consisting of the toucans, touracous, and colies, or Rham-phastidæ, Musophagidæ, and Coliidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A group of birds, including the hornbills, kingfishers, and related forms.
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