from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A super-family of coccygomorphie birds, of the conventional order Picariæ, including several families related to the Cuculidæ.
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For few innocent minded persons would ever guess that Alyssum saxatile meant golden basket, or that Lychnis flos-cuculi and ragged robin were one and the same.
The Crow-flower is now the Buttercup, [67: 1] but in Shakespeare's time it was applied to the Ragged Robin (_Lychnis flos-cuculi_), and I should think that this was the flower that poor Ophelia wove into her garland.
In Cocachacra, however, I heard one of these birds which repeated its _cuculi_ fourteen times.
There are, however, some of those birds which repeat the _cuculi_ oftener than thrice, and their price increases according to the number of their uninterrupted repetitions, which seldom exceed five or six.
It grows on low meadows, where in Europe the Mea - dow-pinks, or Lychnis fios cuculi, would be met with.
Travels into North America : containing its natural history, and a circumstantial account of its plantations and agriculture in general, with the civil, ecclesiastical and commercial state of the country, the manners of the inhabitants, and several curious and important remarks on various subjects
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