Definition of Raphus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Raphidae: dodos.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Raphidae, Raphidae
Member holonyms: Dodo, Raphus Cucullatus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Raphus
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., ..."