from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the type genus of the bird family Cinclidae. It includes the water ouzels Cinclus aquaticus of Europe and Cinclus mexicanus of western North America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical and only genus of birds of the family Cinclidæ or water-ouzels. The European species is C. aquaticus; the North American is C. mexicanus. Bechstein, 1802. See cut under Cinclidæ:
  • n. A name given by G. R. Gray (after Moehring, 1752) to a genus of wading birds, the turnstones, usually called Strepsilas (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the family Cinclidae


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