Definition of Genus Poephila

1. Noun. Grassfinches.

Exact synonyms: Poephila
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Ploceidae, Ploceidae
Member holonyms: Grass Finch, Grassfinch, Poephila Castanotis, Zebra Finch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Poephila

genus Ploceus
genus Plumbago
genus Plumeria
genus Pluteus
genus Pluvialis
genus Pluvianus
genus Poa
genus Podalyria
genus Podargus
genus Podiceps
genus Podilymbus
genus Podocarpus
genus Podophyllum
genus Poecilocapsus
genus Poecilogale
genus Poephila (current term)
genus Pogonia
genus Pogostemon
genus Polanisia
genus Polemonium
genus Polianthes
genus Polioptila
genus Polistes
genus Pollachius
genus Polyangium
genus Polyborus
genus Polybotria
genus Polybotrya
genus Polycirrus
genus Polydactylus

Literary usage of Genus Poephila

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

1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus POEPHILA. Bill considerably swollen at the base, rendering it nearly as deep and broad as it is long; wings moderately long, the first quill ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... is much more numer- •esented in Australasia. n. a bird-name, first 1 Australia, in 1848, by the genus Poephila •er), and since extended genera of birds. ..."

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