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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Blackbirds, the brown creepers (_certhia_), and red crossbills were seen on the very top.
Every branch was adorned by the presence of two or more beautiful green sugar-birds, -- the _certhia