from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, a remarkable genus of hymenopterous insects, typical of the family Thynnidæ. The species are Australian.
  • n. In ichthyology, a genus of scombroid fishes, so named by Cuvier in 1817; the tunnies. Being preoccupied in entomology, the name was changed by Cuvier in 1829 to Orcynus. See cut under albacore.


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