Definition of Fregata
1. Noun. Type genus of the Fregatidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Fregatidae, Fregatidae
Member holonyms: Frigate Bird, Man-of-war Bird
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Literary usage of Fregata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"Fregata aquila Linnaeus. The name Fregata aquila Linnaeus,1 under which the frigate bird of North America has heretofore passed, now proves to be applicable ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"The long and well known Procellaria fregetta of Linnaeus is its typical and only species. I. PELAGODROMA Fregata, Bp. ex Linn.* demonstrated in the annexed ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Brisson gave generic names to three of them, in the following order: (1) Sula, in which was included the Frigate Bird under the name [Si//a] fregata; ..."