Definition of Genus 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 Genus Cuculus
Literary usage of Genus Cuculus
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1. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Sir William Jardine, Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston (1837)
"Those composing the genus Cuculus are restricted entirely to the Old World, ... The distinctions by which I propose to characterize the genus Cuculus have ..."
2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"... indeed, which have thus been detached have alt- gether the appearance of belonging to a different type from those of the genus Cuculus; and this idea is ..."
3. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1843)
"Ind. Om., vol. i., p. 183). Two specimens of this bird were procured, being the only two that were seen. Of the genus Cuculus, ..."
4. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus CUCULUS. 337. Cuculus optatus, Gould Vol. IV. PI. 84. Since my description of this species was printed I have seen specimens from India, with the name ..."
5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"... of birds is not well ascertained; it is commo* in the genus cuculus, and is also practised bj our cowpen bird ..."