from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old Linnean genus of birds, of indefinite character, containing many small slender-billed species later referred to different families and orders.
  • n. As now restricted, the typical genus of the small family Certhiidæ. The type is the common tree-creeper of Europe, Asia, and America, C. familiaris. See creeper, 4 .

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  • n. type genus of the Certhiidae


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