Definition of Genus Numida
1. Noun. Guinea fowl.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Numididae, Numidinae, Subfamily Numididae, Subfamily Numidinae
Member holonyms: Guinea, Guinea Fowl, Numida Meleagris
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Numida
Literary usage of Genus Numida
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The natural history of gallinaceous birds by William Jardine, Andrew Crichton (1834)
"THE last form which we have to describe in this Family is the Guinea Fowl, as they are generally termed, constituting the genus Numida of Lin- ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... the genus Oallas; the genus Lophophorus ; and the genus Numida. Cuvier makes his Paons consist of the true Peacocks (Pavo, Linn. ..."
3. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1850)
"... but among different genera; and the cross-breeds have been prolific in both cases."* For instance, the Guinea-fowl, which belongs to the genus Numida ..."