Definition of Merginae

1. Noun. Mergansers and closely related diving birds.

Exact synonyms: Subfamily Merginae
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Genus Mergus, Mergus, Genus Lophodytes, Lophodytes



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merginae

Mercouri
Mercs
Mercurialis
Mercurialis annua
Mercurialis perennis
Mercurian
Mercury
Mercury program
Mercy
Meredith
Meredithian
Meregate
Merendino's technique
Mereon
Mergenthaler
Merginae
Mergus
Mergus albellus
Mergus merganser
Mergus merganser americanus
Mergus serrator
Meri
Meriam
Merida
Meridiani Planum
Meridith
Meriones
Meriones longifrons
Meriones unguiculatus
Merionethshire

Literary usage of Merginae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"In this particular case, the sequence of subfamilies should have been merginae. (Erisma- iura, as perhaps type of another ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"(1) merginae, (2) ... with extra vertebrae, in the Swans, and is usually long, though less so in the Sea-Ducks; in the merginae and some ..."

3. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1858)
"Sub-Family merginae. CH.—Bill very slender, narrow, compressed, ... The merginae or fishing ducks are represented in the United States by three well ..."

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