Definition of Scissortail

1. Noun. Grey flycatcher of the southwestern United States and Mexico and Central America having a long forked tail and white breast and salmon and scarlet markings.




Definition of Scissortail

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scissortail

scissorbill
scissorbills
scissored
scissoring
scissorlike
scissors
scissors-shadow
scissors-tailed
scissors crossover
scissors grip
scissors hold
scissors kick
scissorsbill
scissorstail
scissorstails
scissortail (current term)
scissortailed flycatcher
scissortails
scissorwise
scissura
scissura pilorum
scissure
scissures
scita
scitamineous
scituate
scituation
sciurid
sciuridae
sciurids

Literary usage of Scissortail

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

1. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1911)
"Those eaten by the scissortail are mostly of the larger kinds, ie, bees and wasps, with very few of the smaller parasitic species. ..."

2. Evolution and Adaptation by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1908)
"In such cases, for instance, as that of the scissortail tyrant-bird, and its pyrotechnic displays, when a number of couples leave their nests containing ..."

3. Evolution and Adaptation by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1903)
"In such cases, for instance, as that of the scissortail tyrant-bird, and its pyrotechnic displays, when a number of couples leave their nests containing ..."

4. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"The white edge of the feather on each side of the tail distinguishes this from all other fly catchers except the gray and salmon- colored scissortail of ..."

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