Definition of Genus Melopsittacus
1. Noun. A genus of Psittacidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Psittacidae, Psittacidae
Member holonyms: Budgereegah, Budgerigar, Budgerygah, Budgie, Grass Parakeet, Lovebird, Melopsittacus Undulatus, Shell Parakeet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Melopsittacus
Literary usage of Genus Melopsittacus
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1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus MELOPSITTACUS. Generic characters. Bill moderate; culmen arched; tomia descending at the base, then ascending and curving downwards to the tip ..."
2. Excelsior by James Hamilton (1854)
"A pleasant and peculiar kind, called the warbling grass- parrakeet, forms of itself the genus Melopsittacus, species undulatus, pre-eminent among many fair ..."
3. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1916)
"... covered (overlaid) by feathers of the cheeks, this genus presenta a remarkable general resemblance to the Australian genus Melopsittacus (Subfamily ..."