Definition of Cepphus

1. Noun. A genus of birds including: guillemots.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cepphus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcidae, Family Alcidae
Member holonyms: Guillemot



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cepphus

Cephalomyia
Cephalonia
Cephalonian
Cephalopoda
Cephalopterus
Cephalopterus ornatus
Cephalosporium
Cephalotaceae
Cephalotaxaceae
Cephalotaxus
Cephalotus
Cephalotus follicularis
Cephas
Cepheus
Cephissia
Cepphus (current term)
Cepphus columba
Cepphus grylle
Ceqli
Ceram Sea
Cerambycidae
Cerapteryx
Cerapteryx graminis
Cerastes cornutus
Cerastium
Cerastium alpinum
Cerastium arvense
Cerastium tomentosum
Ceratitis
Ceratitis capitata

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 ..."

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