from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of snout-beetles, remarkable for the excessive length and narrowness of the body.
  • noun A genus of geese, proposed by Sundevall in 1873 to replace Branta.


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  • In like manner there is war between birds that get their living from the sea, as between the brenthus, the gull, and the harpe; and so between the buzzard on one side and the toad and snake on the other, for the buzzard preys upon the eggs of the two others; and so between the turtle-dove and the chloreus; the chloreus kills the dove, and the crow kills the so-called drummer-bird.

    The History of Animals

  • Some birds live on mountains or in forests, as the hoopoe and the brenthus; this latter bird finds his food with ease and has a musical voice.

    The History of Animals


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