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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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:
  • noun A name given by G. R. Gray (after Moehring, 1752) to a genus of wading birds, the turnstones, usually called Strepsilas (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of the family Cinclidae

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