Definition of Botaurus
1. Noun. Bitterns.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
Member holonyms: American Bittern, Botaurus Lentiginosus, Stake Driver, Botaurus Stellaris, European Bittern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Botaurus
Literary usage of Botaurus
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1. The Code of Nomenclature and Check-list of North American Birds Adopted by by American Ornithologists' Union (1886)
"botaurus lentiginosus STEPH. Gen. Zool. XI. ii. 1819, 592. [B 492, C 460, ... botaurus exilis REICHENOW, J. f. O. 1877, 244. [B 491, C 461, R 498, C 667. ..."