Definition of Porphyrio
1. Noun. Old World purple gallinules.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyrio
Literary usage of Porphyrio
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Porphyrio melanotus, Gould, Birds of Australia, foL, vol. vi. pL 69. ... In Tasmania the Porphyrio melanotus is very abundant on the banks of the ..."
2. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"These poems were also commented on at a very early time by Julius Modestus, Valerius Probus, Q. Terentius Scaurus, Helenius Aero, Pomponius Porphyrio, ..."
3. A History of Classical Scholarship: From the Sixth Century B.C. to the End by John Edwin Sandys (1906)
"Porphyrio, whose scholia on Horace are still extant, probably belongs to a later date than Aero, whom he quotes on Sat. i 8, 25, and whose name is wrongly ..."
4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1890)
"... as some editions have it. i3 The Fulica porphyrio of Linna?us, the Poule sultane of Buffon. ... porphyrio ..."