Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, a genus of dipterous insects.
  • n. In conchology, a genus of pulmonate gastropods, of the family Helicidæ.
  • n. In ornithology: A genus of American warblers, proposed by Swainson in 1827, for many years in use, and giving name to the family Sylvicolidæ.
  • n. A genus of Old World warblers, based by Eyton upon Sylvia sylvicola, the wood-warbler, now known as Phylloscopus sibilatrix.

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Examples

  • Relicts with rainforest affinities include Anthoceris sylvicola, Cephalotus follicularis, and Podocarpus drouynianus.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • If this species removes to a greater distance from the shore than the majority of its congeners (although some of them advance very far into the land and even upon mountains of a thousand feet in height, such as O. tahitensis, telluris, and sylvicola), its male differs still more from all known species by the powerful chelae of the second pair of feet.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • I cannot refrain from taking this opportunity of remarking that (so far as appears from Spence Bate's catalogue), for two different kinds of males (Orchestia telluris and sylvicola) which live together in the forests of New Zealand, only one form of female is known, and hazarding the supposition that we have here a similar case.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

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