Trochilus : Definition

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Definitions of Trochilus

Pronunciation : Troch"i*lus
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L.trochilus a kind of small bird. Gr. to run.]
Definition : 1. (Zoöl.) (a) A genus of humming birds. It Formerly included all the known species. (b) Any one of several species of wrens and kinglets. [Obs.] (c) The crocodile bird.

2. (Arch.)

Defn: An annular molding whose section is concave, like the edge of a pulley; -- called also scotia.

pl. Trochili.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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