from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, an old (Aristotelian) name of some small European bird, perhaps a warbler, sylvia, or beccafico, made by Aldrovandi the same as curruca.
  • noun [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of pyralid moths.


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  • It lays also in the nest of the hypolais, and the hypolais hatches and rears the brood.

    The History of Animals


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