from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology: A genus of lobiped birds, typical of the family Heliornithidæ: the South American sun-birds. There is but one species, H. surinamensis or H. fulica. Bonnaterre,1790. Podoa (Illiger, 1811) is the same.
  • n. A genus of birds, of the family Eurypygidæ; the sun-bitterns. Also called Helias.
  • n. In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.


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