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Definition of the noun Alectryon

What does Alectryon mean as a name of something?

Alectryon is a genus of Sapindaceae.

Alectryon is a genus of Aves, described by Cabanis in 1846.

Alectryon is a genus of Nassariidae, described by Berthold in Latreille in 1827.

Alectryon is a genus of Nassariidae, described by Melvill in 1918.

Alectryon is a genus of Nassariinae, described by Melvill in 1918.


Alectryon is the Ancient Greek word for "rooster". In Greek mythology, Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite. He fell asleep, and Helios, the sun, walked in on the couple. Ares turned Alectryon into a rooster, which never forgets to announce the arrival of the sun in the morning.

Phrases with Alectryon

Phrases starting with the word Alectryon:

  1. Alectryon Laeve
  2. Alectryon mahoe
  3. Alectryon Fuscus
  4. Alectryon Laevis
  5. Alectryon Mollis
  6. Alectryon Affinis
  7. Alectryon Alcimus
  8. Alectryon Excisus
  9. Alectryon Glabrum
  10. Alectryon Grandis
  11. Alectryon Connatum
  12. Alectryon Connatus
  13. Alectryon excelsum
  14. Alectryon excelsus
  15. Alectryon Serratum
  16. Alectryon Tropicus
  17. Alectryon Canescens
  18. Alectryon Carinatum

Phrases ending with the word Alectryon:

  1. genus Alectryon
  2. Hawai'i Alectryon

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alectryon

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Google previewFaunal and Floral Migration and Evolution in SE Asia-Australasia (2001)

by Ian Metcalfe, Jeremy M.B. Smith, Mike Morwood, Iain Davidson

Alectryon is a genus in Sapindaceae, a reasonably large family of mainly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs. The centre of diversity for the family is the south -east Asian region, with the family being well-represented in Australia (30 ...

Google previewThe Atlantic Monthly (1874)

The Alectryon is a much later poem than the Penelope, but of the same period as the last are other pieces which attest Mr. Sted- man's right to poetical expression while they show in some degree the same youthful faults ...

Google previewThe Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco (2001)

by Elizabeth May McClintock, Richard G. Turner

Alectryon is a small genus with about fifteen species occurring in the western Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia. It belongs to the soapberry family, one not represented on North America's Pacific Coast except by introduced trees ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1840)

by John Oswald, John Miller Keagy


Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

(Alectryon mahoe St. John and Freder.) Hawaii: mahoe, 'ala'alahua A. subcinereus (A. Gray) Radlk. (Cupania subcinerea A. Gray; Spanoghea nephelioides F. Muell.; Nephelium leio- carpum F. Muell. ex Benth.) English: smooth rambutan ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1910)

A New Zealand tree, Alectryon excelsum, of the soapberr family, which bears large panicles of reddis flowers. From the hardness of the wood and its crooked growth it is called New Zealand ...

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1891)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

Alectryon : Gk. a'XeirrpueuV : a cock. Gk. Mythol. : a youth who was changed into a cock. 1873 The crowing cock. The Alectryon of the farmyard and the Sock: LONG- FBLLOW, Emma. b'Egink., no. [N.E. DJ alegar; o, alegator: Sp. See alligator.

Google previewA New Classical Lexicon of Biography, Mythology, and Geography, including the pronunciation of proper names supported by authorities, etc (1858)

by Thomas Swinburne CARR

Alectryon. XTP. IIas 3%; bape. 2nk. It's: Aerodov ráAecrpióv. (1. Tr.) Arist: Nub.

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Alectryon tomentosus - 'Hairy bird's eye'

Australian rainforest tree - flowers and new leaves

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1C3T1R1Y4O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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