Definition of Raphus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Raphidae: dodos.

Exact synonyms: Genus Raphus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Raphidae, Raphidae
Member holonyms: Dodo, Raphus Cucullatus



Lexicographical Neighbors of Raphus

Rapa Nui
Rapanui
Rapateaceae
Raphael
Raphaelesque
Raphaelism
Raphanus
Raphanus raphanistrum
Raphanus sativus
Raphanus sativus longipinnatus
Raphia
Raphicerus
Raphicerus campestris
Raphidae
Raphidiidae
Raphus (current term)
Raphus cucullatus
Rapid City
Rapoport-Luebering shunt
Rapoport test
Rappai
Rappaport's acinus
Rapson
Rapunzel
Rapunzel syndrome
Raquel
Raquel Welch
Raquelle

Literary usage of Raphus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"THE DODO The Dodo, (Raphus ... Reunion Solitaire (Raphus solitarius selys-Longchamps) and the Rodriguez Solitaire ..."

2. Publications by Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, Pauline Hanson's One Nation, Pauline Hanson (1902)
"... /raphus. It was not found attacking green bark and was only taken ... /raphus Lee.—A single specimen was taken by the writer at Silverton, Colo., ..."

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