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AEpyornis
AEpyornis [AE]`py*or"nis, n. [Gr. ? high + ? bird.] A gigantic bird found fossil in Madagascar.
Anoa depressicornis
Anoa A*noa", n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A small wild ox of Celebes (Anoa depressicornis), allied to the buffalo, but having long nearly straight horns.
Atelodus bicornis
Borele Bor"e*le, n. (Zo["o]l.) The smaller two-horned rhinoceros of South Africa (Atelodus bicornis).
Clotho nasicornis
River Riv"er, n. [F. riv[`e]re a river, LL. riparia river, bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf. Arrive, Riparian.] 1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook. Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is delightful to drink as they flow. --Macaulay. 2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil. River chub (Zo["o]l.), the hornyhead and allied species of fresh-water fishes. River crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water crabs of the genus Thelphusa, as T. depressa of Southern Europe. River dragon, a crocodile; -- applied by Milton to the king of Egypt. River driver, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down rivers. --Bartlett. River duck (Zo["o]l.), any species of duck belonging to Anas, Spatula, and allied genera, in which the hind toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard and pintail; -- opposed to sea duck. River god, a deity supposed to preside over a river as its tutelary divinity. River herring (Zo["o]l.), an alewife. River hog. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus Potamoch[oe]rus. They frequent wet places along the rivers. (b) The capybara. River horse (Zo["o]l.), the hippopotamus. River jack (Zo["o]l.), an African puff adder (Clotho nasicornis) having a spine on the nose. River limpet (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, air-breathing mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped shell. River pirate (Zo["o]l.), the pike. River snail (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera. See Pond snail, under Pond. River tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous fresh-water tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus Trionyx and allied genera. See Trionyx.
Cornish
Cornish Cor"nish (k?r"n?sh), a. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England. Cornish chough. See Chough. Cornish engine, a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending.
Cornish
Cornish Cor"nish, n. The dialect, or the people, of Cornwall.
Cornish chough
Cornish Cor"nish (k?r"n?sh), a. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England. Cornish chough. See Chough. Cornish engine, a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending.
Cornish engine
Cornish Cor"nish (k?r"n?sh), a. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England. Cornish chough. See Chough. Cornish engine, a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending.
Cornist
Cornist Cor"nist, n. A performer on the cornet or horn.
Deinornis
Deinornis Dei*nor"nis, n. [NL.] (Paleon.) See Dinornis.
Deinornis
Dinornis Di*nor"nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ? bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa. [Written also Deinornis.]
Dinornis
Dinornis Di*nor"nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ? bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa. [Written also Deinornis.]
Gastornis
Gastornis Gas*tor"nis, n. [NL., from Gaston M. Plante, the discover + Gr. ? bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of large eocene birds from the Paris basin.
heliornis fulica
Finfoot Fin"foot`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A South American bird (heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica.
Hesperornis
Hesperornis Hes`pe*ror"nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? western + ?, ?, a bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of large, extinct, wingless birds from the Cretaceous deposits of Kansas, belonging to the Odontornithes. They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches. Several species are known. See Illust. in Append.
Hornish
Hornish Horn"ish, a. Somewhat like horn; hard.
Hyphantornis texor
Taha Ta"ha, n. The African rufous-necked weaver bird (Hyphantornis texor).
Ichthyornis
Ichthyornis Ich`thy*or"nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a fish + ? bird.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of toothed birds found in the American Cretaceous formation. It is remarkable for having biconcave vertebr[ae], and sharp, conical teeth set in sockets. Its wings were well developed. It is the type of the order Odontotorm[ae].
Inkhornism
Inkhornism Ink"horn`ism, n. Pedantry. --Sir T. Wilson.
Ionornis Martinica
Gallinule Gal"li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata). Note: The purple gallinule of Southern Europe and Asia was formerly believed to be able to detect and report adultery, and for that reason, chiefly, it was commonly domesticated by the ancients.
Lophornis reginae
Spangle Span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spangled; p. pr. & vb. n. Spangling.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. --Donne. What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? --Shak. Spangled coquette (Zo["o]l.), a tropical humming bird (Lophornis regin[ae]). See Coquette, 2.
M alcicornis
Sea ginger Sea" gin"ger (Zo["o]l.) A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially M. alcicornis, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under Millepore.
Notornis
Notornis No*tor"nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the south, or southwest + ? bird.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. Notornis Mantelli was first known as a fossil bird of New Zealand, but subsequently a few individuals were found living on the southern island. It is supposed to be now nearly or quite extinct.
Notornis Mantelli
Moho Mo"ho, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A gallinule (Notornis Mantelli) formerly inhabiting New Zealand, but now supposed to be extinct. It was incapable of flight. See Notornis.
Notornis Mantelli
Notornis No*tor"nis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the south, or southwest + ? bird.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. Notornis Mantelli was first known as a fossil bird of New Zealand, but subsequently a few individuals were found living on the southern island. It is supposed to be now nearly or quite extinct.
Osmia bicornis
Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. --Coleridge. Horned bee (Zo["o]l.), a British wild bee (Osmia bicornis), having two little horns on the head. Horned dace (Zo["o]l.), an American cyprinoid fish (Semotilus corporialis) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of Chub. Horned frog (Zo["o]l.), a very large Brazilian frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids. Horned grebe (Zo["o]l.), a species of grebe (Colymbus auritus), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head. Horned horse (Zo["o]l.), the gnu. Horned lark (Zo["o]l.), the shore lark. Horned lizard (Zo["o]l.), the horned toad. Horned owl (Zo["o]l.), a large North American owl (Bubo Virginianus), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; -- called also great horned owl, horn owl, eagle owl, and cat owl. Sometimes also applied to the long-eared owl. See Eared owl, under Eared. Horned poppy. (Bot.) See Horn poppy, under Horn. Horned pout (Zo["o]l.), an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout. Horned rattler (Zo["o]l.), a species of rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns between the eyes; -- called also sidewinder. Horned ray (Zo["o]l.), the sea devil. Horned screamer (Zo["o]l.), the kamichi. Horned snake (Zo["o]l.), the cerastes. Horned toad (Zo["o]l.), any lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have several hornlike spines on the head, and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry, sandy plains from California to Mexico and Texas. Called also horned lizard. Horned viper. (Zo["o]l.) See Cerastes.
Pachynematus extensicornis
Wheat sawfly Wheat sawfly (a) A small European sawfly (Cephus pygm[ae]us) whose larva does great injury to wheat by boring in the stalks. (b) Any of several small American sawflies of the genus Dolerus, as D. sericeus and D. arvensis, whose larv[ae] injure the stems or heads of wheat. (c) Pachynematus extensicornis, whose larv[ae] feed chiefly on the blades of wheat; -- called also grass sawfly.
Sayornis phoebe
Pewee Pe"wee, n. [So called from its note.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis ph[oe]be, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and ph[oe]be. 2. The woodcock. [Local, U.S.] Wood pewee (Zo["o]l.), a bird (Contopus virens) similar to the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.
Tetraceros quadricornis
Chikara Chi*ka"ra, n. [Hind.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The goat antelope (Tragops Bennettii) of India. (b) The Indian four-horned antelope (Tetraceros quadricornis).
Trapa bicornis
Water chestnut Wa"ter chest"nut (Bot.) The fruit of Trapa natans and Trapa bicornis, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; -- called also water caltrop.

Meaning of Ornis from wikipedia

- ("spine face") -ornis, ornith-, ornitho-: Pronunciation: /oʊ̯rnɪs/, /oʊ̯rnɪθ/, /oʊ̯rnɪθoʊ̯/. Origin: Ancient Gr**** ὄρνις, ὄρνιθος (órnis, órnithos). Meaning:...
- Cicada orni is a species of cicada belonging to the family Cicadidae, subfamily Cicadinae and the genus Cicada. The genus name comes directly from the...
- Zoological Record "Editorial contacts". Ornis Fennica. BirdLife Finland. Retrieved 2019-12-02. "Journal profile for Ornis Fennica". MJL WoS by Clarivate Analytics...
- ornitho- signifies "of or pertaining to birds", from Ancient Gr**** ὄρνις (órnis, "bird"). The term may also refer to strong dislike of birds, for example...
- Ornis Svecica is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of ornithology. It was established in 1991 and is published by BirdLife Sverige...
- Orni or Ornoi (Ancient Gr****: Ὄρνοι) was a town of ancient Thrace mentioned by Hierocles. It was inhabited from Cl****ical through Byzantine times. It may...
- Conservation Society (in Hungarian) Ornis Hungarica website (in English and Hungarian) Ornis Hungarica at Versita Ornis Hungarica at the Ornithology Exchange...
- Lucien Bonaparte's name for Say's phoebe, Muscicapa saya, and Ancient Gr**** ornis, "bird". The English Phoebe is a name for the Roman moon-goddess Diana....
- segregation between two cicada species ( Tibicina haematodes and Cicada orni ) due to calling song propagation constraints?". Naturwissenschaften. 90...
- "The Breeding Biology of the House Sparrow P****er domesticus in Israel". Ornis Scandinavica. 19 (2): 139–144. doi:10.2307/3676463. JSTOR 3676463. Richard...
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