Definition of Fratercula
1. Noun. Puffins.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcidae, Family Alcidae
Member holonyms: Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula Arctica, Fratercula Corniculata, Horned Puffin
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fratercula
Literary usage of Fratercula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"... of Puffins (Lunda), there is a remarkable tuft of hairy straw-coloured feathers springing from behind the eye. I. THE PUFFIN. fratercula ARCTICA. ..."
2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"fratercula arctica ( LINN ns). RANGE.— Coasts and islands of the North Atlantic and Arctic ... fratercula arctica naumanni NORTON, Proc. Portland Soc. Nat. ..."
3. Natural History of Birds by Philip Henry Gosse (1849)
"GENUS fratercula. (Bmss.) This is a remarkable genus, in which the beak rivals, in its development, the monstrous proportions which are seen in the Toucans ..."
4. The Nests and Eggs of British Birds: When and where to Find Them : Being a by Charles Dixon (1894)
"As previously remarked, however, the eggs of the Razorbill externally never exhibit green or blue tints. Family ALCID/E. Genus fratercula. PUFFIN. ..."