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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology: A genus or noctuid moths.
  • n. A genus of weevils of the subfamily Otiorhynchinæ.
  • n. In mammalogy, a genus of anthropoid apes of the family Simiidæ, a type of which is the chimpanzee: so called from the likeness to man.
  • n. In ornithology: A genus of Australian orioles of the family Oriolidæ. King, 1826. Also Mimeta (Vigors and Horsfield, 1826).
  • n. Same as Mimus.


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