Definition of Meleagris

1. Noun. Type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys.

Exact synonyms: Genus Meleagris
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Meleagrididae, Meleagrididae
Member holonyms: Meleagris Gallopavo, Turkey



Definition of Meleagris

1. n. A genus of American gallinaceous birds, including the common and the wild turkeys.

Medical Definition of Meleagris

1. A genus of American gallinaceous birds, including the common and the wild turkeys. Origin: L, the Guinea fowl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meleagris

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Literary usage of Meleagris

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1921)
"Size medium for the genus, tegmina and wings very elongate, proportionately much as in meleagris and considerably longer than in ..."

2. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... meleagris, Ehr. sp. PL. XXVII. FIGs. 45 AND 46. Body lanceolate, compressed; trunk-like process short and thick, scarcely prominent; oral aperture ..."

3. The natural history of gallinaceous birds by William Jardine, Andrew Crichton (1834)
"meleagris gallopavo, Linnaeus—The Turkey, Pennant, ... meleagris occidentalis, Bartram. THE Wild Turkey should have been the emblem of North America, ..."

4. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1893)
"A. A wide collar of vinous grey covering the B. No vinous grey collar. upper part of the mantle and chest ....... meleagris, p.. a. ..."

5. Gallinaceous Birds by William Jardine, Andrew Crichton (1860)
"PLATE I. MALE PLATE IL FEMALE AND YOUHO. meleagris gallopavo ... meleagris occidentalis, Bartram. THE Wild Turkey should have been the emblem of North ..."

6. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1915)
"In this paper I dispute Professor Marsh in regard to his three extinct turkeys, as to their having been species distinct from the now existing meleagris ..."

7. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"THE GUINEA FOWL [Numida meleagris, Linn.]. The guinea-fowl has a crop, the other parts of the alimentary canal ure as in the swan; the ducts of the liver ..."

8. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"N. meleagris, the Guinea hen, is a native of Africa. It is larger than a common hen. Its body is sloped like that of a partridge, and its color is all over ..."

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