Dicholophus cristata
Seriema Ser`i*e"ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the {cariama} of Southern Brazil ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristata}) or the {Chunga burmeisteri} of Argentina. They have an erectile crest and a short, broad bill. They are often domesticated. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Dicholophus cristatus — Cariama [,C]a ri*a ma (s[aum] r[ e]*[.a] m[.a]), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, long legged cranelike South American wading bird ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristatus}) which preys upon snakes, etc.; it is also called the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cariama cristata — Seriema Ser i*e ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the {cariama} of Southern Brazil ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristata}) or the {Chunga burmeisteri} of Argentina. They …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cariama cristata — Cariama [,C]a ri*a ma (s[aum] r[ e]*[.a] m[.a]), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, long legged cranelike South American wading bird ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristatus}) which preys upon snakes, etc.; it is also called the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cariama — Seriema Ser i*e ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the {cariama} of Southern Brazil ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristata}) or the {Chunga burmeisteri} of Argentina. They …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chunga burmeisteri — Seriema Ser i*e ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the {cariama} of Southern Brazil ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristata}) or the {Chunga burmeisteri} of Argentina. They …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seriema — Ser i*e ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the {cariama} of Southern Brazil ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristata}) or the {Chunga burmeisteri} of Argentina. They have an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cariama — [,C]a ri*a ma (s[aum] r[ e]*[.a] m[.a]), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, long legged cranelike South American wading bird ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristatus}) which preys upon snakes, etc.; it is also called the {seriema} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seriema — Cariama [,C]a ri*a ma (s[aum] r[ e]*[.a] m[.a]), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, long legged cranelike South American wading bird ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristatus}) which preys upon snakes, etc.; it is also called the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schreivogel — (Bastardkranich, Sariama, Dicholophus Illig, Microdactylus Geoff), Gattung der hühnerartigen Sumpfvögel; der Schnabel übertrifft den Kopf an Länge, an der Wurzel rundlich, vorn hakig, gespalten bis unters Auge, Füße sehr hoch, mit Schildern… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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