Definition of Genus Jynx

1. Noun. Wrynecks.

Exact synonyms: Jynx
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Picidae, Picidae
Member holonyms: Wryneck



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Jynx

genus Ixodes
genus Jabiru
genus Jacksonia
genus Jacquinia
genus Jaculus
genus Jambos
genus Jamesonia
genus Jasminum
genus Jatropha
genus Javanthropus
genus Jordanella
genus Juglans
genus Junco
genus Juncus
genus Juniperus
genus Jynx (current term)
genus Kakatoe
genus Kalmia
genus Kalotermes
genus Katsuwonus
genus Kennedia
genus Kennedya
genus Kenyapithecus
genus Keteleeria
genus Khaya
genus Kiggelaria
genus Kinosternon
genus Kirkia
genus Klebsiella
genus Knightia

Literary usage of Genus Jynx

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1. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"... Genus JYNX. WRYNECK (Jynx torquilla). 1. So called from the extraordinary pliancy of its neck ; whence also Writhe neck. Cf. Torcol (France); Capu tortu ..."

2. The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1886)
"Sub-family Genus JYNX. WRYNECK (Jynx torquilla). 1. So called from the extraordinary pliancy of its neck ; whence also Writhe neck. ..."

3. Our Summer Migrants: An Account of the Migratory Birds which Pass the Summer by James Edmund Harting (1877)
"The genus Jynx, therefore, seems to stand between these two genera and to form as it were their connecting link. The colour of the plumage so closely ..."

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