from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Alcedininæ, of which the type is C. rudis of Africa and Europe.

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  • n. a genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae


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  • Ceryle is a generic epithet. The first letter of generic epithets should be uppercase. See Ceryle.

    May 24, 2012