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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cuculidae — the channel-billed cuckoo.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There are T.L. Peacock, s 'Memoirs' (edited by E.F. B. B.ett-Smith, 1909); Peacock's 'Nightmare Abbey' contains an amusing caricature of Shelley in the person of Scythrops; and in at least two of her novels Mary Shelley has left descriptions of her husband: Adrian
Quails were abundant, but not worth our powder; flocks of spur-winged plovers were living at the lakes and swamps, and a shy hornbill (Scythrops) was seen and heard several times.