Definition of Genus meleagris

1. Noun. Type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys.

Exact synonyms: Meleagris
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Meleagrididae, Meleagrididae
Member holonyms: Meleagris Gallopavo, Turkey

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Meleagris

genus Medinilla
genus Megachile
genus Megaderma
genus Megalobatrachus
genus Megalosaurus
genus Megaptera
genus Megatherium
genus Melampodium
genus Melampsora
genus Melanerpes
genus Melanitta
genus Melanogrammus
genus Melanoplus
genus Melanotis
genus Melastoma
genus Meleagris
genus Meles
genus Melia
genus Melicocca
genus Melicoccus
genus Melicytus
genus Melilotus
genus Melissa
genus Mellivora
genus Melocactus
genus Melogale
genus Melolontha
genus Melophagus
genus Melopsittacus
genus Melospiza

Literary usage of Genus meleagris

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

1. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"Of the genus Meleagris was procured one species (Meleagris Ocellata), the ocellated turkey, Cur. This most magnificent bird is common through* ont Yucatan. ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"GENUS;MELEAGRIS LINN. (Check-List, 2d ed., p. 117.) — The species and subspecies of this genus (cf. COUES, Auk, XIV, July, 1897, 272-275 ; ELLIOT, Gall. ..."

3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... Vegu Mayura B. ; Me- rak, Jav. Inhabits Burmese and Malay countries ; northward to Arracan. Genus MELEAGRIS, LM ..."

4. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"The turkey was given a genus (Meleagris) to itself by Linnaeus, who called it " M. gallopavo," whilst the guinea-fowl was called " Numida meleagris. ..."

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