Definition of Passerina
1. Noun. A genus of small North American finches including the New World buntings.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Emberizidae, Subfamily Emberizidae, Subfamily Emberizinae
Member holonyms: Indigo Bird, Indigo Bunting, Indigo Finch, Passerina Cyanea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Passerina
Literary usage of Passerina
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1898)
"This conclusion has unfortunately been adopted by the AOU Committee, in whose Check-List the type of Passerina Vieillot, is said to be " by elimination," ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... Passerina (Latin, sparrow, from the supposed resemblance of the seed to the head of a sparrow; or possibly after one of the ..."
3. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1895)
"Accidental in southern Michigan. 600 a. Passerina versicolor pulchra ... DIST.— Lower California and northwestern Mexico. 601. Passerina ciris ..."
4. The Birds of Ohio: A Complete Scientific and Popular Description of the 320 by William Leon Dawson, Lynds Jones (1903)
"Passerina nivalis (Linn.). Synonym.—SNOW BUNTING. Description.—Adult male in summer: Pure white save for bill, feet, middle of back, scapulars, bastard wing ..."