Definition of Picus

1. Noun. Type genus of Picidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Picus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Picidae, Picidae
Member holonyms: Green Woodpecker, Picus Viridis



Definition of Picus

1. n. A genus of woodpeckers, including some of the common American and European species.

Definition of Picus

1. Noun. (plural of PICU) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Picus

1. Origin: L, a woodpecker. A genus of woodpeckers, including some of the common American and European species. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picus

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Literary usage of Picus

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1. �Etudes m�edicales sur les serpents de la Vend�ee et de Loire-Inf�erieure by Ambroise Viaud-Grand-Marais, George Robert Gray (1868)
"picus meridionalis, Nutt. Man. Orn. ip 690. picus Gardneri !, GR Gr. Gen. of B. ii. p. 435. ... West side of Rocky Mountains. Presented by JK 52. ?picus ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The bills of these again lengthen by degrees, and nearly assume the form of the Linnean picus, which composes the greater portion of the present family. ..."

3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"picus Shorei, Vigors! PZS 1831, p. 1751 JAS XIV. 193. Inhabits Himalaya, and hilly ... Inhabits Malay countries. T. Rafflesii. (JAS XV. 16). SYS. picus ..."

4. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"GENUS If—picus, Linn. WOODPECKER. MISSOURI RED-MOUSTACHED WOODPECKER. ... Although this bird is considerably larger than the picus auratus, so common in our ..."

5. List of the Specimens of Birds in the Collection of the British Museum by George Robert Gray (1848)
"picus villosus, rar. medius, Baird, B. of N. Am. p. 84. Wits. Amer. Orn. pi. 9. f. 1; PI. ... Man. ip 680. picus canadensis, j, Bp. Consp. AV. ip 137. picus ..."

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