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Definition of the noun alcedo

What does alcedo mean as a name of something?

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

Phrases ending with the word Alcedo:

  1. genus alcedo
  2. Smaris Alcedo
  3. Sparus Alcedo
  4. Coreura Alcedo
  5. Spicara Alcedo
  6. Lycaeides Alcedo
  7. Stiphodon Alcedo
  8. Volucella 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 previewThe royal dictionary-cyclopædia, for universal reference, compiled under the direction of T. Wright (1862)

by Thomas Wright

The British species is called Alcedo ispida. King George County, Virginia, is situated towards the E. part of the state, and contains 254 square miles. It has the Potomac river on its N.E., and the Rappahannock on its S.W. border. The surface is ...

Google previewBulletin - United States Geological Survey (1855)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

-1OL2GIC -- 1-RY Alcedo is the lowest of five shield volcanoes on Isabela (Albemarle) Island ...

Google previewSmashing Logo Design (2011)

The Art of Creating Visual Identities by Gareth Hardy

Alcedo is a genus of the Alcedinadae (river kingfisher) family, and kingfishers are rarely sighted birds. The choice to illustrate the kingfisher character in a modern style helps Alcedo Media to become distinguishable—it's not the type of logo ...

Google previewThe Annals of America (1829)

From the Discovery by Columbus in the Year 1492, to the Year 1826 by Abiel Holmes

For Ganabara, Alcedo refers to JANEIRO ; and there observes ...

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 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)

1: [AB-BYZ].

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, Timothy Johns

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 (1833)

by George Crabb

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

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 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 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 ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

Alcedo ispida. A. afra of Shaw ; maxima. A. alcyon. A. rudis. Gen. 2. Lower mandible embulked. Alcedo Capensis A. atricapilla. A. chlorocephala. A. leucocephala. Gen. 3. Mandible hooked. Alcedo fusca (gigantea of Shaw.) Gen. 4. Les ceyx of ...

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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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Photo credit: Toronto Public Library Special Collections

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