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Definition of the noun Acanthis

What does Acanthis mean as a name of something?

Acanthis is a genus of Aves, described by Keyserling & Blasius in 1840.

Acanthis is a genus of Mollusca, described by de Serres in 1816.

Acanthis is a genus of Fringillidae, described by Borkhausen in 1797.

Acanthis is a genus of Fringillidae, described by Bechstein in 1803.

Acanthis is a genus of Aves, described by Bechstein in 1803.

Explanation

Acanthis or Acanthyllis was the daughter of Hippodamia and Autonous and sister to Anthus, Erodius, Schoenous and Acanthus. When their father's horses attacked Anthus out of hunger and ate him, Zeus and Apollo, out of pity for the grieving family, transformed them into birds. Acanthis thus became a thistle finch.

Phrases with Acanthis

Phrases starting with the word Acanthis:

  1. Acanthis Cabaret
  2. Acanthis flammea
  3. Acanthis Johannis
  4. Acanthis Cannabina
  5. Acanthis hornemanni
  6. Acanthis Yemenensis
  7. Acanthis flammea flammea
  8. Acanthis flammea rostrata

Phrases ending with the word Acanthis:

  1. genus Acanthis
  2. Imania acanthis
  3. Emrahia Acanthis
  4. Squalus Acanthis
  5. Allomyia acanthis
  6. species Imania acanthis
  7. Species Squalus Acanthis
  8. species Allomyia acanthis

Other phrases containing the word Acanthis:

  1. Species Acanthis Cabaret
  2. species Acanthis flammea
  3. Species Acanthis Johannis
  4. Species Acanthis Cannabina

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acanthis

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Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1905)

The linnet (Acanthis, or Linaria, cannabina) is well known through Europe and Northern Asia. In its winter plumage its prevailing color is brown, the quill and tail feathers black with white edges; in the nuptial plumage the crown of the head and ...

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1891)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

acanthis, sb. : Lat. : name of a species of birds of the finch family (Fringilla carduelis) which frequent thorn bushes. 1694 Like two sweet birds, sumam'd th' Ancanthides, Which we call Thistle- warps, ...

Google previewThe Physical Dictionary, Wherein the Terms of Anatomy, the Names and Causes of Diseases, Chirurgical Instruments, and Their Use, are Accurately Described ... The Seventh Edition, Etc (1726)

by Steven BLANCKAERT

Carduellis, Acanthis, thisisa little noted Bird, elegant for its sweet Song, and commended as excellent Food. The Dung of ...

Google previewThe Physical Dictionary ... The Sixth Edition: with the Addition of Many Thousand Terms of Art, and Their Explanation ... Also a Catalogue of the Characters Us'd in Physick, Etc (1715)

by Steven BLANCKAERT

CarĂ¡uellis Acanthis,this is a little 4 -- . noted Bird, elegant for its fwett Song, and commended as exci lent Food. The Dung of them) or the Water out of which they drink is commended for the Epi lepsy in Children ; but Succes does not answer ...

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Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni)

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Small photo of Red poll (linnet Acanthis) fledgling has left nest in early spring when branches unfold buds. Lapland, beginning of maySmall photo of Red poll (linnet Acanthis) fledgling has left nest in early spring when branches unfold buds. Lapland, beginning of maySmall photo of Red poll (linnet Acanthis) fledgling has left nest in early spring when branches unfold buds. Lapland, beginning of maySmall photo of Red poll (linnet Acanthis) fledgling has left nest in early spring when branches unfold buds. Lapland, beginning of may More...

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4I1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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