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Definition of the noun alcedo

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noun - plural: -

  1. type genus of the Alcedinidae

Phrases with Alcedo

Phrases starting with the word Alcedo:

  1. Alcedo nais
  2. Alcedo Rudis
  3. alcedo atthis
  4. Alcedo azurea
  5. Alcedo pusilla
  6. Alcedo cristata
  7. Alcedo euryzona
  8. Alcedo hercules
  9. Alcedo websteri
  10. Alcedo argentata
  11. Alcedo meninting
  12. Alcedo thomensis
  13. Alcedo cyanopecta

Phrases ending with the word Alcedo:

  1. genus alcedo
  2. Smaris Alcedo
  3. Sparus Alcedo
  4. Spicara Alcedo
  5. Stiphodon Alcedo
  6. Volucella Alcedo
  7. Copestylum Alcedo

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alcedo

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Google previewA Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands (2004)

by Barry Boyce

Aside from Sierra Negra, Alcedo is the oldest and largest of the volcanoes on Isabela, with the caldera measuring about 4 miles by 5 miles across. There are several steaming fumaroles, often used by hikers as a landmark, with the largest of ...

Google previewA Sketch of the Topography & Statistics of Dacca (1840)

by James Taylor (surgeon.)

Nearly allied to the Alcedo is the Bee-eater, Merops Viridis, which is found in considerable numbers in the district. Like its congener, it inhabits the crevices in the banks of the rivers.

Google previewChicago Commerce (1917)

by Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry

Alcedo is the first American war vessel to go down in the war. The destroyer Cassin on patrol duty, was torpedoed recently, but it made port safely with the loss of only one man. General Verkhovsky, Russian minister of war, has been granted ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of natural history (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

Alcedo, or Kinofisiihr, Sl-se'-do, a family of birds belonging to the flssirostral tribe of the order Passeres. Charac. Bill long, thick, pointed, and quadrangular ; tongue short, and slightly arrow-shaped at the point ; nostrils at the side of the base of ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- (1842)

by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

ALCEDO, ANTONIO DE. Less is known than could be desired of ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

-Alcedo tar uata, in French l'Alatli, Cinereous King-fisher, inha its Martinique.— Alcedo atracapilla, in French le ...

Google previewA Hand-book, Or, Concise Dictionary of Terms Used in the Arts and Sciences (1825)

by Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.)

Alcedo. The king's-fisher.

Alcedo ispida. The com-! mon king's-fisher. Alcedo cancraphaga. The crab-eating king's-fisher. Alchemilla.

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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ALCEDO, or the chs-rrsues, in ornithology, a genus os the order of picaz . The alcedo has a long, strait, thick, triangular bill; with a fleshy, plain, short, A flat ...

Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro

Alcedo cristata, see fig. 126. Head crested, pale cobalt-blue barred black; upper parts bright ultramarine blue; throat white, cheeks and under parts rufous. The malachite kingfisher may be recognised by its ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The alcedo h-w a Ion;.', strait, thick, triangular bill ; with a fleshy, priin, short, flat : on,.s:o. Of this genus there arc a great many species, with one or Othei of. which almost every part of the world is furnished. Most of them frequent rivers, and live ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)


Speeies The principal species are—Alcedo inantea, in French le plus grand lllartin Pecheur, Gianfifing-fisher, inhabits New Holland.—Alcedo tor uata, in French l'Alatli, Cinereous King-fisher, inh its Martinique.— Alcedo atracapilla, in l' rench ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

Alcedo torquata, in French VAlatli, Cinereous King-fisher, inhabits Martinique. — Alcedo atracapilla, in French le Marlin-pecheur a coiffe noir, Blackcapped King- fisher. — Alcedo cancrophaga, in French le Crabier, Crab-eating King-fisher.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

by William Dwight Whitney

< Alcedo ( Aleedin-) -t- -iVte.] A family of birds, the kingfishers, referred to the order Fissi- rostres ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

King-Fisheu, See Alcedo. Kings, Books of, two canonical books of the Old Testament, containing the history of the kings of Israel and Judah from the beginning of the reign of Solomon down to the Babylonish captivity, for the space of near 600 ...

Google previewTreasury of Natural History; Or, A Popular Dictionary of Zoology ... (1872)

by Samuel Maunder

{Alcedo Smtjrnewtix). Size of the misscl- thrueh. A most brilliantly coloured bird; the bright blue of the wings yielding in lustre to none of the feathered tribes. Native of the hotter ports of both Africa and Asia — • Sacre» KisonsnE». {A leerlo »acra ...

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Belted Kingsfisher (Alcedo Alcyon)

Title: Birds of America
Creator: John James Audubon (1785-1851)
Date: 1838
Published: London : J.J. Audubon, 1827-1838.

Contributors: Audubon, Lucy Green Bakewell, 1788-1874. ; Havell, Robert, d. 1832. ; Lizars, W. H. 1788-1859.
Identifier: 598.2 A77.4 V. 1, AUD-Plate-077
Format: Picture
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.

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