Definition of Genus Carpodacus

1. Noun. House finches and purple finches.

Exact synonyms: Carpodacus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Fringillidae, Fringillidae
Member holonyms: Carpodacus Mexicanus, House Finch, Linnet, Carpodacus Purpureus, Purple Finch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Carpodacus

genus Cardium
genus Carduelis
genus Carduus
genus Caretta
genus Carex
genus Cariama
genus Carica
genus Carissa
genus Carlina
genus Carnegiea
genus Carpenteria
genus Carphophis
genus Carpinus
genus Carpobrotus
genus Carpocapsa
genus Carpodacus (current term)
genus Carthamus
genus Carum
genus Carya
genus Caryocar
genus Caryota
genus Casmerodius
genus Castanea
genus Castanopsis
genus Castilleia
genus Castilleja
genus Castor

Literary usage of Genus Carpodacus

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

1. An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873)
"Genus CARPODACUS. Although the propriety of placing the Scarlet ... Of the genus Carpodacus about nine species are known, some of which inhabit America. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"Again, I find our pestiferous English sparrow in the genus Passer, while the purple finch is in the genus Carpodacus ..."

3. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"genus Carpodacus. KAUP. 389 (517) CARPODACUS PURPUREUS. (GMEL.) Purple Finch. "Eastern North America; from the Atlantic coast to the plains; breeds from the ..."

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