Definition of Porphyrio

1. Noun. Old World purple gallinules.

Exact synonyms: Genus Porphyrio
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae



Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyrio

Populus grandidentata
Populus heterophylla
Populus nigra
Populus nigra italica
Populus tremula
Populus tremuloides
Populus trichocarpa
Porcellio
Porcellionidae
Pordenone
Pori
Porifera
Poronotus
Poronotus triacanthus
Porphyra
Porphyrio (current term)
Porphyrio porphyrio
Porphyrula
Porphyrula martinica
Porroh
Porscha
Porsche
Porsches
Port-Vila
Port-au-Prince
Port-of-Spain
Port Arthur
Port Blair
Port Elizabeth
Port Jackson fig

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 ..."

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