Definition of Genus bombycilla
1. Noun. Waxwings.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Bombycillidae, Family Bombycillidae
Member holonyms: Waxwing
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Bombycilla
Literary usage of Genus bombycilla
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"genus bombycilla VIEILLOT. Bombycilla VIEILLOT, Ois. Amer. Sept., I, 1807 (1808), 88. Type, by monotypy, Bombycilla cedrorum VIEILLOT. ..."
2. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"... this family is known, viz. the Wax-Wing (Bombycilla garrula), which, from its occasional visits, is entitled to rank as a British bird. genus bombycilla ..."