2. Adjective. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the ''Icteridae'' family of passerine birds ¹
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Definition of Icterine
1. marked yellow [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Icterine
Literary usage of Icterine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"No such state as this is to be found in any of our icterine birds, or in the crows; it is entirely absent in Oriolus chinensis, and probably in other ..."
2. An Illustrated Manual of British Birds by Howard Saunders (1899)
"7& icterine WARBLER. and South-eastern Europe as far as Malta, ... The icterine Warbler appears to be rare in Savoy and unknown to the westward. ..."
3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"452) that Mr. NF Ticehurst had exhibited a specimen of the icterine Warbler ... The H. polyglotta proved to be a male by dissection ; the icterine Warbler ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"An American icterine passerine bird of the family ... passerine birds of the old world and icterine birds of the new ..."
5. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"... are strikingly icterine in form and coloration, some resembling the hang-nests or American Orioles (genus Icterus), while certain genera recall the ..."
6. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"Mr. Seebohm gives the following description of the song of the icterine warbler: " Perhaps on the whole the song of the common tree warbler comes nearest to ..."
7. Birds' Nests: An Introduction to the Science of Caliology by Charles Dixon (1902)
"1 Then we may instance the icterine or Tree Warblers ... That of the icterine Warbler (H. icterina), for instance, is almost as elaborately made as that of ..."