Definition of Alcedo

1. Noun. Type genus of the Alcedinidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Alcedo
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcedinidae, Family Alcedinidae
Member holonyms: Alcedo Atthis, Eurasian Kingfisher



Definition of Alcedo

1. n. A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (Alcedo ispida). See Halcyon.

Medical Definition of Alcedo

1. A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (Alcedo ispida). See Halcyon. Origin: L, equiv. To Gr. See Halcyon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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alcedo (current term)
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Literary usage of Alcedo

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1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"All accounts of the life-history of the Belted Kingfisher show that the bird has very similar habits to our own alcedo ispida, nor is its food entirely ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Of the four remaining valid species, the last one to be removed was alcedo rudis Linn., which became the type of Ceryle Boie in 1828. ..."

3. ... The Native Races: Of the Pacific States by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"119; alcedo, Diccionario, torn, ii i., p. 374. The Coros constitute the north-westernmost nation of the CENTRAL MEXICANS, inhabiting the district of ..."

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