Definition of Bird louse

1. Noun. Wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds.

Exact synonyms: Biting Louse, Louse
Generic synonyms: Insect
Group relationships: Mallophaga, Order Mallophaga
Specialized synonyms: Chicken Louse, Menopon Gallinae, Menopon Palladum, Shaft Louse
Derivative terms: Lousy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bird Louse

bird diseases
bird dog
bird dogged
bird dogging
bird dogs
bird dropping spider
bird dropping spiders
bird face
bird family
bird fancier
bird flu
bird food
bird genus
bird in the bosom
bird in the hand
bird louse (current term)
bird of Jove
bird of Juno
bird of Minerva
bird of night
bird of one's own brain
bird of paradise
bird of passage
bird of passages
bird of prey
bird pepper
bird sanctuary
bird shot
bird shot retinochoroiditis
bird song

Literary usage of Bird louse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"Bird-louse of Cardinal. ... Kellogg records it from the N. American Cardinal and many other birds. Bird-louse of Bluebird. ..."

2. Elementary Zoology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1901)
"A bird louse , Nir- Orthoptera are so colored and mus ... The bird louse to a marvelous degree this modi- ..."

3. Our Common Insects: A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests by Alpheus Spring Packard (1873)
"... (max2) are still large, while afterwards the labium becomes nearly obsolete. Figure 118 represents a front I view of the mouth parts of a bird louse, . ..."

4. Our Common Insects: A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests by Alpheus Spring Packard (1873)
"... (max1) are still large, while afterwards the labium becomes nearly obsolete. Figure 118 represents a front . view of the mouth parts of a bird louse, ..."

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