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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology: A genus of American tyrant-flycatchers, belonging to the family Tyrannidæ, and typical of the subfamily Platyrhynchinæ, having a very broad flat bill with long vibrissæ, whence the name. There are several species, of South and Central America, as P. mystaceus. Megarhynchus is a synonym.
  • n. Same as Eurylæmus.
  • n. In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
  • n. In herpetology, a genus of batrachians. Also Platyrhincus.


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