Definition of Centropus
1. Noun. A genus of Cuculidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cuculidae, Family Cuculidae
Member holonyms: Coucal
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centropus
Literary usage of Centropus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(3) M. Le Vail hint has already, and very properly, separated from the other Cuckoos the centropus, Illig. Or the Coucals,(3) species of Africa and India, ..."
2. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"centropus philippensis, apud Blyth, ... 78 ; Layard, AMNH (2) xiii, Add. p. xix; Shelley, Cat. BM xix, p. 343. centropus rufipennis, apud Blyth, Cat. p. ..."