Definition of Mimidae
1. Noun. Sometimes considered a subfamily of Troglodytidae: mockingbirds; catbirds; thrashers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Genus Mimus, Mimus, Genus Melanotis, Melanotis, Dumetella, Genus Dumetella, Genus Toxostoma, Toxostoma
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mimidae
Literary usage of Mimidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds' Nests: An Introduction to the Science of Caliology by Charles Dixon (1902)
"Then we come to the American family Mimidae, of which the well-known Cat-bird (Mimus carolinensis) is a representative species, or the still more celebrated ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"... as a name for a family of fluviatile Mollusca, usually confounded with Melania, 212, 273. Hill, R., notes on the Mimidae of Jamaica, 304. ..."