Definition of Merops

1. Noun. Type genus of the Meropidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Merops
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Meropidae, Meropidae



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merops

Merkozy
Merlangus
Merlangus merlangus
Merle
Merlin
Merlin's grass
Merlin's grasses
Merlot
Merluccius
Merluccius bilinearis
MeroCaM
Merodach
Meroitic
Merope
Meropidae
Merops
Meroving
Merovingian
Merovingian dynasty
Merovingians
Merovings
Merrifield
Merrifield knife
Merrifield synthesis
Merrimac
Merrimack
Merrimack River
Merritt
Merry
Merry Andrew

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, ..."

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