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Definition of the noun Alectrurus

What does Alectrurus mean as a name of something?

Alectrurus is a genus of Tyrannidae, described by Vieillot in 1816.

Phrases with Alectrurus

Phrases starting with the word Alectrurus:

  1. Alectrurus risora
  2. Alectrurus tricolor

Phrase ending with the word Alectrurus:

  1. genus Alectrurus

Other phrases containing the word Alectrurus:

  1. species Alectrurus risora
  2. species Alectrurus tricolor

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alectrurus

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Palms (2017)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (2 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

and Cocktailed Tyrant (Alectrurus tricolor) in the Cerrado of Southeastern Brazil.' Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 20(1): ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Alectrurus) /xenurus Gr xenos strange; -ouros -tailed. Xenus Gr, xenos stranger. Xeocephus (syn. Terpsiphone) Gr, xeó to scrape, to shave; kephalé head. Amend . Xeocephalus, Zeocephus. xerampelinus Gr. xerampelinos bright red, scarlet.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

Having the tail cocked or tilted up: as, the cocktailed flycatcher, Alectrurus tricolor. cock-throwing (kok'thrö'ing), n., An old sport consisting in tying a cock to a stake and throwing sticks at it until it was killed. See cock-stele. Cock-throwing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

The genus Alectrurus presents still more striking examples of very long and beautifully modified tail plumes. Good examples of this group are the king-birds, pipiris, pewees, vermilion flycatcher, and scissor-tail, elsewhere described.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1899)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

See Alectrurus. Alectrurus (al-ek-trti' rus), 11.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)

A New, Original and Exhaustive Work of Reference to All English Words, Their Origin, Development, Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Legitimate Or Customary Use ... by Robert Hunter

[ALECTRURUS.] Having a tail like that of a cock. [Gr, axextputov (alektruān) = a cock, and uavreia (manteia) = divination.] Imagined divination by means of a cock . A circle being described upon the ground, and divided into twenty-four equal ...

Google previewA Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1904)

A £ (genus Alectrurus) with long cocklike tail. . A horse with a cocked-up tail, usually an underbred horse; hence, a person of low breeding. pagne flavored with Angostura bitters.-soda c., a glass of soda-water with sugar and a little bitters .

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Cock-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus tricolor)

Emas National Park, Brazil

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1C3T1R1U1R1U1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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