Definition of Cariama

1. Noun. The type genus of the Cariamidae comprising only the crested cariama.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cariama
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cariamidae, Family Cariamidae
Member holonyms: Cariama Cristata, Crested Cariama, Seriema

Definition of Cariama

1. an American bird [n -S]

Cariama Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cariama

Carduus nutans
Care Bear
Care Bears
Care Sunday
Caretta caretta
Carex arenaria
Carex pseudocyperus
Carey Coombs murmur
Cariama (current term)
Cariama cristata
Carib Indian
Caribbean Island
Caribbean Netherlands
Caribbean Sea
Caribbean language
Caribbean monk seal

Literary usage of Cariama

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

1. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"Cariama burmeisteri, Sali-in, Ibis, 1880, p. 364 (Tucuman). Description. ... This Cariama, which much resembles the Crested Cariama in general appearance ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(l) As far as we can judge from their exterior, it is here that we can most conveniently place the Cariama, Briss. ..."

3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"The habits of the wild Cariama are of the most retired description. A tenant of the vast solitudes that form ite wide spreading home, it flies from the face ..."

4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1890)
"Cariama and Chunga ' come nearer to the Cranes in every one of the points enumerated except in the connection between the pubes and ischia. ..."

5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1889)
"I do not enter in this paper into the affinities of Chunga and Cariama ; I merely ... 596) is decidedly narrower in the orbital region than that of Cariama ..."

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