Definition of Cacicus
1. Noun. A genus of tropical American orioles.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Icteridae, Icteridae
Member holonyms: Cacique, Cazique
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cacicus
Literary usage of Cacicus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Boston Journal of Natural History by Boston Society of Natural History (1844)
"The black-shouldered cacicus abounds on the Grain and Ivory Coasts, and many specimens have been procured at Cape Palmas. When in good condition, ..."
2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"... cacicus, "White. The British Museum has received a pair ... which I am unable to separate from Pr. cacicus, White, although the sizes of the two males ..."
3. Bulletin by United States National Museum (1902)
"189) cacicus VITELLINUS Lawrence. LAWRENCE'S CACIQUE. Adult male.—General color uniform deep black, with a slight bluish gloss in certain lights, ..."
4. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1839)
"Africanas,1 cacicus,1 Polyphemus,3 bifrons,* ... cacicus, Polyphemus, &c., novum constituant genus ;" and Fabricius immediately after expressed the same ..."
5. Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological by Zoological Society of London Committee of Science and Correspondence, Committee of Science and Correspondence, Zoological Society of London (1850)
"... cacicus; it is figured on plate 8. fig. 1. of the above volume. The other specimen may be named ..."