Definition of Genus Gyps
1. Noun. A genus of Accipitridae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Accipitridae, Family Accipitridae
Member holonyms: Griffon, Griffon Vulture, Gyps Fulvus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Gyps
Literary usage of Genus Gyps
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"Genus GYPS, Savigny, 1810. This genus contains several species, and includes several of the common Indian Vultures. The head is narrower and the bill longer ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"They are entirely peculiar to the Old World. THE GRIFFON VULTURES. genus Gyps. Gyps, Savigny, Descr. de 1'Egypte, p. 232 (1809). ..."
3. An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873)
"Genus GYPS. This bird has still less claim to a place in the British Fauna than the Egyptian Vulture, I have therefore not given a plate of it, ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A vulture of the genus Gyps, of which there are several species, the best-known being G. fulvus. Griffith's mixture. ..."