Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having an ocellus or ocelli.
  • adj. Resembling an ocellus.
  • adj. Having spots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, resembling or having an ocellus
  • adj. spotted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling an eye.
  • adj. Marked with eyelike spots of color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or marked by ocelli.
  • Marked with or noting spots having a dark center and a lighter outer ring, as the spots on the tail of a peacock and on the wings of many butterflies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having ocelli

Etymologies

Latin ocellātus, having little eyes, from ocellus, diminutive of oculus, eye; see ocellus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I was wondering on a tureky species that is located in the Yucatan penensula called the ocellated tureky i look up pictures and loved them. but it is not cheap to hunt these rare turkeys. i wanted to go ocellated hunting but was not sure if it was worth it if anyone has ever been ocellated turkey hunting and has more to offer if you could reply below or email me at Andyhess4123@aol.com. thank you

    The Ocellated Turkey

  • Gonatodes ocellatus, ocellated gecko, adult male by Daniel Scantlebury — This species is found only on rocky slopes on Tobago and Little Tobago Island.

    Photography contest: Finalists, General Category - The Panda's Thumb

  • Gonatodes ocellatus, ocellated gecko, adult male by Daniel Scantlebury — This species is found only on rocky slopes on Tobago and Little Tobago Island.

    Photography contest: Finalists, General Category - The Panda's Thumb

  • Two endemic birds, the ocellated thrasher (Toxostoma ocellatum), bridled sparrow (Aimorphilla mystacalis), and one plant, locally called tetecho (Lemairocereus weberi), inhabit this region.

    Tehuacán Valley matorral

  • The annual burning of pasture land affects some nesting birds in the area, particularly the endangered ocellated turkey.

    Tikal National Park, Guatemala

  • The avifauna comprises 333 species, representing 63 of the 74 families in Guatemala, and includes ocellated turkey Agriocharis ocellata (LR), Sarcorhamphus papa, Crax rubra, Penelope purpurascens, red macaw Ara macao, jaribu stork Jaribu mycteria and many others, including crested eagle Spizaetus ornatus.

    Tikal National Park, Guatemala

  • Other studies have been conducted on the protection of the endangered ocellated turkey, sedimentation, and social sciences.

    Tikal National Park, Guatemala

  • Bird surveys have recorded 306 species, including black-hawk eagle Spizaetus tyrannus, ocellated crake Micropygia schomburgii, greater rhea Rhea americana, Brazilian merganser Mergus octocetaceus (CR) and dwarf tinamu Taoniscus nanus (VU).

    Cerrado Protected Areas, Brazil

  • However only four species are strict endemics: regal girdled lizard (Cordylus regius), dwarf wolf snake (Cryptolycus nanus), ocellated flat lizard (Platysaurus ocellatus), and Platysaurus oshaughnessyi.

    Southern Miombo woodlands

  • I shot this ocellated turkey while on my backback's inaugural trip.

    ucutz il chican (Ocellated Turkey)

Comments

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  • There's a thought. :-)

    November 29, 2007

  • Maybe Latin is descended from Nahuatl.

    November 29, 2007

  • Signed, No Problem. :-)

    November 29, 2007

  • Signed, So Lazy I Didn't Even Read Your First Post Properly.

    Sorry...

    November 29, 2007

  • "Similar" as in having the same basic definition? Because I haven't found anything linking the two. "Ocellus" is a diminutive of the Latin for eye, "oculus."

    Signed, Too Lazy to Look Too But Since You Made Me Wonder, I Looked

    November 29, 2007

  • I bet ocelot comes from a similar root though. Signed, Too Lazy to Look.

    November 29, 2007

  • I thought that too. But apparently the words are not related. Ocelot comes from (prepare yourself) tl�?l�?cél�?tl, which was apparently an arbitrary shortening of the Nahuatl (Aztec) word made from tl�?l(li) (earth, land) + �?cél�?tl (jaguar). Ocellated comes from Latin ocell�?tus, which means "having little eyes."

    Who knew?

    November 29, 2007

  • Like the ocelot?

    November 29, 2007

  • Having ocelli--eyelike spots.

    Marshmallow peeps spring to mind.

    November 28, 2007