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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, the little seed-eaters or pygmy finches, an extensive genus of small American fringilline birds, with very short stout bills like a bullfinch's, giving name to the subfamily Spermophilinæ.
  • n. In mammalogy, same as Spermophilus, 1.
  • n. In entomology, a genus of arachnidans.


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