Definition of Cuculus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Cuculidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Cuculidae, Family Cuculidae
Member holonyms: Cuculus Canorus, European Cuckoo
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuculus
Literary usage of Cuculus
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)
"(4) The (1) cuculus pisanus, Gm. is the young. (2) cuculus capensis, Vaill. Afr. pl. 200, which is probably nothing more than a variety of the common one ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... as will be seen by the measurements. Axis, 1-25-1-4 inch; diam., 0-95-1-05. THE TRUE CUCKOOS. GENUS cuculus. cuculus, Linn. Syst. Nat. ip 168(1766). ..."
3. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"CucULUS, p.. b-. Secondaries two-thirds length of primaries a-. Secondaries in closed wing scarcely or more. a". Tail rounded and graduated. with 3 or 4 ..."