Definition of Seriema

1. Noun. Argentinian Cariama.

Exact synonyms: Chunga, Chunga Burmeisteri
Generic synonyms: Wader, Wading Bird
Group relationships: Genus Chunga



2. Noun. Brazilian Cariama; sole representative of the genus Cariama.
Exact synonyms: Cariama Cristata, Crested Cariama
Generic synonyms: Wader, Wading Bird
Group relationships: Cariama, Genus Cariama

Definition of Seriema

1. n. A large South American bird (Dicholophus, or Cariama cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated. Called also cariama.

Definition of Seriema

1. Noun. Either of two species of bird in the family Cariamidae, endemic to South America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seriema

1. a Brazilian bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Seriema

1. A large South American bird (Dicholophus, or Cariama cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated. Synonym: cariama. Origin: Native name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Seriema

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In the course of his seriema. travels in Brazil (1815-17), Prince Max of Wied met ... The seriema, owing to its long legs and neck, stands some two feet ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"It was in the sandy wastes of the latter country that the seriema was found and its habits observed. Lavalle, 1800 feet, our collecting station, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The seriema must be regarded as the not greatly modified heir of some very old type, such as one may fairly imagine to have lived before many of the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The seriema, owing to its long legs and neck, stands some two feet or more in height, ... 14) a* Until 1860 the seriema was believed to be without any near ..."

5. The Bird: Its Form and Function by William Beebe (1906)
"The seriema defies exact classification, sharing characters of cranes, bustards, ... 7) is drawn to the same scale as that of the living seriema (Fig. 8). ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1903)
"One Santa Cruz bird, the giant seriema, with a skull (fig. ... Apparently allied to the living seriema, and evidently quite incapable of flight, ..."

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