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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.

Alectrurus is a genus of Tyrannidae.

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 previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

Having the tail cocked or tilted up: as, the cocktailed flycatcher, Alectrurus tricolor. cock-throwing ...

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 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 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, Charles Morris

[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 previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1896)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

ALECTRURUs.] Having a tail like that of a cock. a-1éc-try-&-mân-cy, S. (Gr. & Aestpview (alektručn) = a cock, and lavreia (manteia) = divination.] Imagined divination by means of a cock. A circle being described upon the ground, and divided ...

Google previewA Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1906)

by Isaac Kaufman Funk

A tyranteflycatcher (genus Alectrurus) with long cocklike tail. -4. A horse with a cocked-up tail, usually an underbred horse; hence, a person of ...

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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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