Definition of Genus Acrocephalus
1. Noun. A genus of Sylviidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Sylviidae, Sylviidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acrocephalus
Literary usage of Genus Acrocephalus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Catalogue of the Birds in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company by East India Company Museum (1858)
"... Esq., September, 1853. d. Tenasserim. From Heifer's Collection. e. Dacca. Presented by Capt. RC Tytler, February, 1854. Genus ACROCEPHALUS, Naum. ..."
2. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"3. Also called Hay bird (West Riding). Because the nest is composed of dried grass, and placed on the ground in thick herbage. Genus ACROCEPHALUS. ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... bier-like character, related to the warblers of the genus Acrocephalus. Seven species are described. ..."