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Webster 1913 Edition


Alcedo


Al-ce′do

,
Noun.
[L., equiv. to Gr. [GREEK]. See
Halcyon
.]
(Zool.)
A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (
Alcedo ispida
). See
Halcyon
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alcedo

ALCE'DO

,
Noun.
[L.]
The king fisher; a genus of birds, of the order of Picae. The species are numerous. They usually live about rivers, feeding on fish, which they take by darting into the water with surprising velocity. [See Halcyon.]

Definition 2021


Alcedo

Alcedo

See also: alcedo

Translingual

Alcedo atthis

Proper noun

Alcedo f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcedinidae – typical kingfishers.

See also

References

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276

alcedo

alcedo

See also: Alcedo

Latin

Alternative forms

  • halcēdo

Noun

alcēdō f (genitive alcēdinis); third declension

  1. The halcyon; kingfisher.

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative alcēdō alcēdinēs
genitive alcēdinis alcēdinum
dative alcēdinī alcēdinibus
accusative alcēdinem alcēdinēs
ablative alcēdine alcēdinibus
vocative alcēdō alcēdinēs

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