Definition of Gruiform

1. designating an order of birds [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruiform

gruffing
gruffish
gruffly
gruffness
gruffnesses
gruffs
gruffy
gruft
grufted
grugru
grugru nut
grugru palm
grugru worm
grugru worms
grugrus
gruiform (current term)
gruing
gruit
gruits
grullo
grum
grumantite
grumble
grumbled
grumbler
grumblers
grumbles
grumblier
grumbliest
grumbling

Literary usage of Gruiform

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... and Oi-ue. gruiform (gro'i-form), a. ... see gruiform.] A superfamily or suborder of ... containing the gruiform as distinguished from the ..."

2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1905)
"These muscles are alike in all the birds on my list, corresponding almost exactly with the condition I found in gruiform birds (7), with the exception that ..."

3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1905)
"Trans. Linn. Soc. ser. 2, Zool. vol. viii. p. 173. (7) MITCHELL, P. CHALMERS.—" Un the Anatomy of gruiform Birds." Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1901, vol. ii. p. ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"See BOOM. cranelike, n. gruiform <f<rli.). cranium, n. 1. See SKULL. 2. brainpan, pericranium (affected or humorous). cow, rt: intimidate. oow, ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"Anatomical Notes on the gruiform Birds. (Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1915, pp. 413-423.) Miller, LH The Owl Remains from Rancho la Brea. ..."

6. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... but whereas that bird shows some affinity to Scopus, these trend rather towards Nycticorax, both being, however, essentially gruiform. ..."

7. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"On the anatomy of gruiform birds : with special reference to the correlation of modifications. London, Proc. Zool. Soc., 1901, ii, (629-655, text figs. ..."

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