Definition of Tympanuchus

1. Noun. Prairie chickens.

Exact synonyms: Genus Tympanuchus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Tetraonidae, Tetraonidae
Member holonyms: Prairie Chicken, Prairie Fowl, Prairie Grouse

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanuchus

Twyla Tharp
Ty
Tyan Shan
Tyburn ticket
Tyburn tickets
Tyche
Tychonic
Tyke
Tylenchidae
Tylenchus
Tylenchus tritici
Tylenol
Tyler
Tylerism
Tylerize
Tympanuchus (current term)
Tympanuchus cupido
Tympanuchus cupido cupido
Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Tyndale
Tyndall
Tyndall blue
Tyndall effect
Tyndall phenomenon
Tyndall stone
Tyndallization
Tyne
Tyne River
Tyne and Wear
Tyneside

Literary usage of Tympanuchus

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1895)
"A REMARKABLE PLUMAGE OF THE PRAIRIE HEN (Tympanuchus AMERICANOS'). KV WILLIAM BREWSTER. Plate II. THE Prairie Hen figured in this number of 'The Auk' is one ..."

2. The Code of Nomenclature and Check-list of North American Birds Adopted by by American Ornithologists' Union (1886)
"Tympanuchus cupido (LINN.). Heath lien. Tetrao cupido LINN. SN ed. 10, I., 160. ... HAB. Island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. 307. Tympanuchus pallidicinctus ..."

3. American Game-bird Shooting by George Bird Grinnell (1910)
"Tympanuchus cupido. Tympanuchus americanus. Tympanuchus americanus ... Tympanuchus pallidicinctus. The familiar prairie chicken or prairie hen of a ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Tetrao cupido Linn., type of Tympanuchus Gloger, 1842. 2. " umbellus Linn. ... Tympanuchus Gloger, Gemein. Hand, und Hilfsbuch Naturg., 1842, 3£6. ..."

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