Definition of Ceryle
1. Noun. A genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcedinidae, Family Alcedinidae
Member holonyms: Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle Alcyon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceryle
Literary usage of Ceryle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"It was found in the same locality that supplied our specimen of this Labyrinthodont, and not very long before it occurred. XXXII.—Description of ceryle ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"All of these birds have a narrow, compressed bill, very long and thin, and are almost entirely fish- eaters. THE BANDED KINGFISHERS. GENUS ceryle. ..."
3. A Handbook of Organic Chemistry: For the Use of Students by William Gregory (1856)
"With sulphuric acid it forms a solid like wax, which is the sulphate of ceryle. The anhydrous oxide, or eerie ether, is not known in a separate form, ..."
4. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1883)
"The Australian fauna claims the greatest number of genera and species ; to it, however, the genua ceryle is at present still unknown. On the other hand, ..."
5. �Etudes m�edicales sur les serpents de la Vend�ee et de Loire-Inf�erieure by Ambroise Viaud-Grand-Marais, George Robert Gray (1848)
"ceryle TORQUATA. The starry Kingfisher. Alcedo torquata Linn. SN ip 180. ceryle torquata GR Gray, Gen. of B. ip Alcedo cinerea Bonn. Encyc. Méth. p. 287. ..."