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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cardinal-birds, or cardinal grosbeaks, of the family Fringillidæ, having red as the chief color. The bill is stout, conical, and red, the wings are very short and rounded, and the tail is rounded and longer than the wings. It includes several species of the warmer parts of America.
  • n. [lowercase] In brachiopods, a muscle which opens the shell.

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