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Definition of the noun Alectrurus
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Alectrurus is a genus of Tyrannidae, described by Vieillot in 1816.
- synonyms: genus Alectrurus / Alectorurus / genus Alectorurus / Alectrura / genus Alectrura / Alectrururus / genus Alectrururus / Alectura / genus Alectura / Alecturus / genus Alecturus
- kingdom: Animalia
- phylum: Chordata
- class: Aves
- order: Passeriformes
- family: Tyrannidae
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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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): ...
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.
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 ...
The 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.
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.
The 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 ...
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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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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