from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of South American dendrocolaptine birds, named from the long, thin, and much-curved bill; the saberbills, as X. procurvus.
  • noun A different genus of birds, named by Blyth in 1842 in the form Xiphirhynchus, and changed by him in 1843 to Xiphorhamphus.
  • noun A genus of Dryophidæ, or wood-snakes: so called from the acute appendage of the snout.
  • noun A genus of fishes.


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