from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of swifts, of the family Cypselidœ and subfamily Chœturinœ, having the phalanges of the toes normal, the tarsi naked, and the tail forked, its feathers not mucronate.
  • noun In Blyth's classification of birds (1849), a series or superfamily of his Strepitores heterodactyli, consisting of the podargues and moth-hunters, or Podargidœ and Caprimulgidœ, grouped together under the name Parvirostres, and of the swifts and humming-birds, Cypselidœ and Trochilidœ, grouped together under the name Tenuirostres.


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