Definition of Genus Meleagris
1. Noun. Type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Meleagrididae, Meleagrididae
Member holonyms: Meleagris Gallopavo, Turkey
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Meleagris
Literary usage of Genus Meleagris
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1. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"Of the genus Meleagris was procured one species (Meleagris Ocellata), the ocellated turkey, Cur. This most magnificent bird is common through* ont Yucatan. ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"GENUS;MELEAGRIS LINN. (Check-List, 2d ed., p. 117.) — The species and subspecies of this genus (cf. COUES, Auk, XIV, July, 1897, 272-275 ; ELLIOT, Gall. ..."
3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... Vegu Mayura B. ; Me- rak, Jav. Inhabits Burmese and Malay countries ; northward to Arracan. Genus MELEAGRIS, LM ..."
4. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"The turkey was given a genus (Meleagris) to itself by Linnaeus, who called it " M. gallopavo," whilst the guinea-fowl was called " Numida meleagris. ..."