Definition of Bellbird

1. Noun. Any of several tropical American birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call.

Generic synonyms: Chatterer, Cotinga
Group relationships: Genus Procnias, Procnias

Definition of Bellbird

1. n. A South American bird of the genus Casmarhincos, and family Cotingidæ, of several species; the campanero.

Definition of Bellbird

1. Noun. Any of various birds with a far-carrying bell-like call, including the crested bellbird, ''Oreoica gutturalis'', the New Zealand bellbird, ''Anthornis melanura'' and the neotropical bellbirds of the genus ''Procnias''. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia) The bell miner, ''Manorina melanophrys'', a bird that feeds on bell lerps (a variety of psyllid). ¹

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Definition of Bellbird

1. a tropical bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bellbird

1. A South American bird of the genus Casmarhincos, and family Cotingidae, of several species; the campanero. The Myzantha melanophrys of Australia. Origin: So called from their notes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bellbird

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Literary usage of Bellbird

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

1. The Bulletin Reciter: A Collection of Verses for Recitation from "The (1902)
"THE bellbird RUNG HER HOME. AH! 't was God-time in September, in that perfumed hazel belt, Where the musk-leaves, thick and waxen, from their two sides ..."

2. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"A remarkable feature of this bellbird is a fleshy projection about an inch ... THE AMAZON bellbird The name is applied in Australia and New Zealand to two ..."

3. Adventure Guide to New Zealand by Bette Flagler (2005)
"The green bellbird is a common resident of most of New Zealand's forest (they are found virtually everywhere but the far north). bellbirds have a beautiful, ..."

4. Beautiful Accommodation in Queensland, Australia by Simon St John (2004)
"bellbird Lifestyle Retreat Cambroon, near Maleny . ... Retreat and B&B A pleasant drive through the Mary Valley brings you to bellbird Lifestyle Retreat, ..."

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