from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology: [lowercase] A name of the common guinea-fowl, to which Linnæus gave the technical specific name Numida meleagris.
- n. An American genus of Phasianidæ or Meleagridæ, of large size with varied metallic plumage, naked tarsi spurred in the male, bare head with erectile fleshy caruncles, and a tuft of hair-like feathers on the breast; the turkeys.
- n. In conchology, a genus of mollusks: same as Meleagrina.
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- n. type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys
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Fritillaria meleagris has happily proven to be a mixture of white and purples.
Dear Frances, Your F. meleagris are so pretty and do deserve to be widely grown.
Yours might be the only comment! lol The checkered plants are Fritillaria meleagris, too cute for words!
The parade of little bulbs includes crocus, winter aconite, dwarf iris (Iris reticulata), puschkinia (Pushkinia libanotica), checkered lilies (Fritillaria meleagris), spring starflower (Ipheion uniflorum), species tulips and grape hyacinth.
There are a couple of patches of the F. meleagris that bloom a little later.
Above Fritillaria meleagris bud This frosty morning must be Redbud Winter.
About 90% of the coral died, but not the animals that prey upon it, such as crown-of-thorns Acanthaster planci, bioeroder sea urchins Diadema mexicanum and Eucidiaris thouarsii, and the coralivorous fish Arothron meleagris.
November's recipes were from the states of Chihuahua and Yucatan, which, although quite far apart in both the geographical and culinary sense, share a common fondness for meleagris gallopavo.
We start with Helmeted guineafowl Numida meleagris (photo at left).
Our checkered lily, frittilaria meleagris, is pretty stingy with the flowers.
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