Definition of Meles

1. Noun. In some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Melinae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Meles
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Mustelidae, Mustelidae
Member holonyms: Eurasian Badger, Meles Meles

Lexicographical Neighbors of Meles

Melchior syndrome
Meleagris gallopavo
Meleney's gangrene
Meleney's ulcer
Meles meles
Melia Azadirachta
Melia azedarach
Melia azederach
Melicocca bijuga
Melicocca bijugatus
Melilotus alba
Melilotus officinalis
Melina Mercouri

Literary usage of Meles

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

1. Palladius On husbondrie: From the unique ms. of about 1420 A.D. in by Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius, Barton Lodge, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage (1879)
"The meles rounde ... pottes pitched atte the fulle, 896 And other meles wol with handes pulle, 129. ... and wyne of meles me may make As is above ..."

2. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"Hodgson, however, says : " from the English Badger type of restricted meles our animal may be at once discriminated without referring to skulls by its ..."

3. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"meles taxus. (Badger.) BM Yellowish grey, black-washed; limbs and beneath black; face white, with a streak enclosing the eyes and ears black. ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"meles, Storr. , The Badgers, which Linnaeus placed with the Raccoons in the genus Ursus, have a very small tooth behind the canine, then two pointed molars ..."

5. Travels in Asia Minor, and Greece: Or, An Account of a Tour Made at the by Richard Chandler (1817)
"Of the adjacent country—The river meles—The inner bay— Smyrna—Ancient ... The bed of a torrent, which after rains falls into the river meles, ..."

6. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1875)
"... in his latter years—He builds the temple of Rome and Venus and the meles Hadriani—He associates Verus in the empire—On the death of Verus he nominates ..."

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