from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In conchology, the typical genus of Pharidæ.
  • n. In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects of the family Coccinellidæ, or ladybirds. Only a few species are known, one Tasmanian and the rest African.
  • n. A genus of opilionine arachnidans.
  • n. An anomalous genus of grasses, classed with the tribe Oryzcæ, and characterized by monœcious panicles with spikelets in pairs, one of them pistillate and sessile, the other much smaller, staminate, and pedicelled.


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