from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of American oscine passerine birds, the caciques, of the family Icteridæ, comprehending numerous species of Mexico and Central and South America, typical forms of which have a large bill, very stout at the base, rising upon the forehead somewhat like a casque. Such are C. persicus (Linnæus) and C. hæmorrhous (Linnæus). Now usually spelled Cassicus.
  • n. A genus of Coleoptera, of the family Melasomidæ.

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  • n. a genus of tropical American orioles


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