Definition of Cepphus
1. Noun. A genus of birds including: guillemots.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcidae, Family Alcidae
Member holonyms: Guillemot
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cepphus
Literary usage of Cepphus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"Cepphus grylle (p.). ce. Greater wing-coverts white to extreme base (sometimes a little dusky along concealed median basal portion). ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"Six valid new species are described : to wit, " Cepphus :, columba, " Cepphus ... As in 1769, Dr. Pallas calls the Guillemots all " Cepphus ;" all the other ..."
3. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1762)
"Cepphus enim, inquit, " ad cibum quaecunque ... The cepphus is faid to be a very active bird, always flying about in ..."