Definition of Genus Jynx
1. Noun. Wrynecks.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Picidae, Picidae
Member holonyms: Wryneck
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Jynx
Literary usage of Genus Jynx
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"... Genus JYNX. WRYNECK (Jynx torquilla). 1. So called from the extraordinary pliancy of its neck ; whence also Writhe neck. Cf. Torcol (France); Capu tortu ..."
2. The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1886)
"Sub-family Genus JYNX. WRYNECK (Jynx torquilla). 1. So called from the extraordinary pliancy of its neck ; whence also Writhe neck. ..."
3. Our Summer Migrants: An Account of the Migratory Birds which Pass the Summer by James Edmund Harting (1877)
"The genus Jynx, therefore, seems to stand between these two genera and to form as it were their connecting link. The colour of the plumage so closely ..."