Definition of Genus Agapornis
1. Noun. A genus of Psittacidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Psittacidae, Psittacidae
Member holonyms: Lovebird
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Agapornis
Literary usage of Genus Agapornis
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"LOVE-BIRD, one of the very small parrots of the genus Agapornis, not larger than sparrows, which show extreme affection for one another, two or more sitting ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The Ethiopian genus Agapornis shares with the Neotropical Psittacula the appellation Love-lard, due to their habit of sitting huddled together, their mutual ..."
3. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"Love Bird, popular name for the small Old World parrots of the genus Agapornis, given them on account of their affection for one another. ..."