from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of South American woodpeckers, containing such as C. flavus and C. flavescens of Brazil. It gives name to the Celeomorphæ.


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  • The crow and the heron are friends, as also are the sedge-bird and lark, the laedus and the celeus or green woodpecker; the woodpecker lives on the banks of rivers and beside brakes, the laedus lives on rocks and bills, and is greatly attached to its nesting-place.

    The History of Animals

  • Every farm boy has ploughed or spaded it up in the spring, and is it but the pupa of a large sphinx moth, _Protoparce celeus_ Hub., the larva of which is the great green worm, with a "horn on its tail," so common on tomato plants in the late summer.

    A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.


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