Superciliary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Superciliary (Zoöl) Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker.
    • Superciliary Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • superciliary Situated over the eyelid—that is, over or above the eye, as the eyebrow; superorbital: as, the superciliary ridges.
    • superciliary Of or pertaining to the supercilia or eyebrows; contained in or connected with the superciliary region; superorbital. See cut under Coluber.
    • superciliary Marked by the supercilia; having a conspicuous streak over the eye: as, a superciliary bird. Also supraciliary.
    • superciliary The superorbital prominence of various animals, formed by the projection of the upper edge of the orbit itself, or of a separate superorbital ossicle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Superciliary above the eyebrow
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. supercilium, an eyebrow. See Supercilious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. superciliosussupercilium, an eyebrow—super, above, cilium, eyelid.

Usage

In literature:

Superciliary ridges more Superciliary ridges low.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
Monk, returning, published an elaborate if silent superciliary comment on the tableau.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
Superciliary: placed above the eyes.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
A streaked Sparrow like the next but with the yellow superciliary line brighter and more extended.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Glabella, the middle or frontal protuberance of the superciliary arch.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
SUPERCILIARY ridge in man, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The superciliary ridges often project and give the beetling brow that is sometimes so remarkable.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
A narrow distinct yellow superciliary line.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
A narrow distinct yellow superciliary line.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
Broad submalar stripes joining at angle of the chin, and superciliary lines white.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
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