from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Phalacrocoracidæ, usually regarded as conterminous with the family.

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

  • n. type genus: coextensive with the family Phalacrocoracidae


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • (phalacrocorax carbo), which some writers have identified with the shalac, is unknown in the eastern Mediterranean; another species is found south of the Red Sea, but none on the west coast of Palestine.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.