Definition of Oxyura
1. Noun. Ruddy duck.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Oxyura Jamaicensis, Ruddy Duck
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxyura
Literary usage of Oxyura
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Arn., with oxyura, DC. & Lindi. * Rays pure white: only marginal ... marginal oucs rallier shorter than the corolla,tl smaller hardly half as long.— oxyura ..."
2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1879)
"... Bracons, and oxyura, and is a proof how much remains to be done among these much-neglected and extensive families. Chiefly among the larger species I ..."
3. American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, William Jardine (1832)
"... under tin' name of oxyura, from the form of the tail. And Mr Swainson observes, " ^e suspect that this bird, and one or two others of similar form, ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... and oxyura, which are normally winged, occasionally appear in an apterous or semi-apterous condition. On the anterior margin of the hind wings are ..."