Definition of Merops
1. Noun. Type genus of the Meropidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Meropidae, Meropidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merops
Literary usage of Merops
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Inscriptions of Cos by William Roger Paton, Edward Lee Hicks (1891)
"In Coan inscriptions we find no traces of merops : merops, the Coan, ... I believe that merops is the Sun, and that the eastern district of Cos, ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"About seventeen species of merops are known to science, and they are distributed over ... merops APIASTER. merops apiaster, Linn. SN ip 182 (1766); Macg. ..."
3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1890)
"There is a bird, known as the "merops,''6i which feeds its parents in their retreat: the colour of the plumage on the inside is pale, and azure without, ..."