Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of various cam-pophagine birds of the genus Pericrocotus.
- n. Any of about 13 species of passerine birds in the genus Pericrocotus of the cuckoo-shrike family of southern and eastern Asia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A singing bird of India of the family
- 1862. Unknown origin. (Wiktionary)
“(Harpactes Reinwardti), the gorgeous little minivet flycatcher”
“The only other dictionary I could find it in was, of course, the OED, whose entry reads in its entirety:minivet 'mInIvIt.”
“The solitary denizen of the plains -- the little minivet”
“These are the wood-shrike, the minivet and the cuckoo-shrike.”
“The species commonly seen about our hill stations are _Pericrocotus speciosus_, the Indian scarlet minivet, and _P. brevirostris_, the short-billed minivet.”
“It is impossible to mistake a minivet, but it is quite another matter to say to which species any particular minivet belongs.”
“The common minivet of the Nilgiris is the orange minivet”
“In these were included the "elegant yellow-and-green trogon (_Harpactes Reinwardti_); the gorgeous little minivet flycatcher (_Pericrocotus miniatus_), which looks like a flame of fire as it flutters among the bushes; and the rare and curious black-and-crimson oriole (_Analcipus sanguinolentus_).”
“Reinwardti), the gorgeous little minivet flycatcher (Pericrocotus miniatus), which looks like a flame of fire as it flutters among the bushes, and the rare and curious black and crimson oriole (Analcipus sanguinolentus), all of these species which are found only in Java, and even seem to be confined to its western portion.”
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