Philetaerus socius
Republican Re*pub"lic*an (r?-p?b"l?-kan), n. 1. One who favors or prefers a republican form of government. [1913 Webster]

2. (U.S.Politics) A member of the Republican party. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together. (b) A South African weaver bird ({Philet[ae]rus socius}). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw. [1913 Webster]

{Red republican}. See under {Red}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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