Definition of Mimus
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Mimidae: mockingbirds.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Mimidae, Mimidae
Member holonyms: Mimus Polyglotktos, Mocker, Mockingbird
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mimus
Literary usage of Mimus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"Cicero's time the mimus also obtained a place in literature and then maintained itself ... As long as the mimus was not fixed in writing, not being strictly ..."
2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1859)
"The Greek mimus seems to have originated among the Greeks of Sicily and ... Among the Romans the word mimus was applied to a species of dramatic plays as ..."
3. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1888)
"Met with by Dr. A. During aiid Herr Schulz on the Sierra of Cordova. 6. mimus MODULATOR, Gould. (CALANDRIA MOCKING-BIRD.) mimus modulator, S/iai-/>c, Cut. ..."
4. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1896)
"... n. sp., transverse, slightly keeled, covered with fine, regular ridges. S. mimus, n. sp., similar, but with smooth posterior slope and fewer ridges. ..."
5. Selected Fragments of Roman Poetry: From the Earliest Times of the Republic by William Walter Merry (1898)
"105-43 Ao) mimus. THE Mime, which originally came to Rome from Magna Graecia, was at first only a' ballet divertissement,1 without song or dialogue. ..."
6. The Mediaeval Stage by Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1903)
"CHAPTER II mimus AND SCOP [Bibliographical Note (for chs. ii-iv).—By far the best account of minstrelsy is the section on Les Propagateurs des Chansons de ..."