from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, a genus of Limicolæ, of the family Charadriidæ, or plovers, chiefly distinguished from Charadrius by color, having the upper parts not speckled, the lower never extensively black, and bars or rings upon the head, neck, or breast.
  • noun In entomology, the typical genus of the family Ægialitidæ.


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