• WordNet 3.6
    • n Seiurus ovenbirds and water thrushes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seiurus A genus of Sylvicolidæ or Mniotiltidæ, giving name to the Seiurinæ; the American wagtails or water-thrushes. Three species are common in the United States. S. auricapillus is the golden-crowned thrush or oven-bird. (See cut under oven-bird.) S. noveboracensis or nævius is the New York water-thrush, dark olive-brown above with conspicuous superciliary stripe, and sulphury-yellow below with a profusion of dusky spots in several chains. S. motacilla or ludovicianus is the Louisiana water-thrush, like the last, but larger, with a longer bill and lighter coloration. Also called Enicocichla or Henicocichla and Exochocichla.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seiurus sī-ū′rus the genus of birds including the American wagtails.
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