Definition of Genus lemmus
1. Noun. Lemmings.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cricetidae, Family Cricetidae
Member holonyms: European Lemming, Lemmus Lemmus, Brown Lemming, Lemmus Trimucronatus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lemmus
Literary usage of Genus lemmus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1858)
"The remains of two or three individuals of the genus Lemmus, Lemming, obtained by Dr. Blackmore, from the low-level gravels of Fisherton, near Salisbury, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"No small notoriety belongs to the members of the genus Lemmus on account of their strange migrations and the destructive effects of their visits. ..."
3. Medical and Physical Researches: Or, Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery by Richard Harlan (1835)
"... 11 Genus LEMMUS. L. hudsonius. Genus Mus. M. rattus. M. musculus. M. sylvaticus. Genus GEOMYS. G. bursarius. Genus GERBILLUS. G. canadensis. ..."