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Definition of Helmet shrike

Helmet shrike
Helmet Hel"met, n. [OF. helmet, a dim of helme, F. heaume; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. helm, akin to AS. & OS. helm, D. helm, helmet, Icel. hj[=a]lmr, Sw. hjelm, Dan. hielm, Goth. hilms; and prob. from the root of AS. helan to hide, to hele; cf. also Lith. szalmas, Russ. shleme, Skr. [,c]arman protection. [root]17. Cf. Hele, Hell, Helm a helmet.] 1. (Armor) A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver. 2. (Her.) The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form. 3. A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun. 4. That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.; as: (a) (Chem.) The upper part of a retort. --Boyle. (b) (Bot.) The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon. (c) (Zo["o]l.) A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird. Helmet beetle (Zo["o]l.), a leaf-eating beetle of the family Chrysomelid[ae], having a short, broad, and flattened body. Many species are known. Helmet shell (Zo["o]l.), one of many species of tropical marine univalve shells belonging to Cassis and allied genera. Many of them are large and handsome; several are used for cutting as cameos, and hence are called cameo shells. See King conch. Helmet shrike (Zo["o]l.), an African wood shrike of the genus Prionodon, having a large crest.

Meaning of Helmet shrike from wikipedia

- The grey-crested helmetshrike (Prionops poliolophus) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae...
- The Gabela helmetshrike (Prionops gabela) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae....
- The white-crested helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus), also known as the white helmetshrike, is a species of p****erine bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae...
- smallish to mid-sized songbird species. They were included with the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, later on split between several presumably closely...
- Retz's helmetshrike (Prionops retzii) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Vangidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae. Four subspecies...
- The chestnut-fronted helmetshrike (Prionops scopifrons) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae...
- The great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). It forms a superspecies with its parapatric southern...
- Leone and Togo. In Central Africa it is replaced by the rufous-bellied helmet-shrike (P. rufiventris) which is sometimes regarded as a subspecies of the...
- The yellow-crested helmetshrike (Prionops alberti) is a species of bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae...
- ref=harv (link)old-form url Harris, Tony & Franklin, Kim (2000) Shrikes & Bush-shrikes, Christopher Helm, London. Sinclair, Ian & Ryan, Peter (2003) Birds...
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