from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A very extensive genus of Meliphagidæ (also referred to the Dicæidæ), giving name to the subfamily Zosteropinæ, characterized among related genera by the absence or spurious character of the first primary, and named from the conspicuous orbital ring of most of its members.
  • noun [lowercase] Any bird of this genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See white-eye.


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