from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of birds, the American worm-eating warblers: now divided into several other genera, including Helmintherus (Helinaia or Helonæa) and Helminthophaga (or Helminthophila). (See warbler, swamp-warbler, and cut under Helminthophaga.) The name was applied by Lesson in 1831 to a different genus (of the family Tyrannidæ), and had been used by Meyer in 1822 in another sense.


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