Helmet shrike
Helmet Hel"met, n. [OF. helmet, a dim of helme, F. heaume; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. helm, akin to AS. & OS. helm, D. helm, helmet, Icel. hj[=a]lmr, Sw. hjelm, Dan. hielm, Goth. hilms; and prob. from the root of AS. helan to hide, to hele; cf. also Lith. szalmas, Russ. shleme, Skr. [,c]arman protection. [root]17. Cf. {Hele}, {Hell}, {Helm} a helmet.] 1. (Armor) A defensive covering for the head. See {Casque}, {Headpiece}, {Morion}, {Sallet}, and Illust. of {Beaver}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form. [1913 Webster]

3. A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun. [1913 Webster]

4. That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.; as: (a) (Chem.) The upper part of a retort. --Boyle. (b) (Bot.) The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon. (c) (Zo["o]l.) A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird. [1913 Webster]

{Helmet beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a leaf-eating beetle of the family {Chrysomelid[ae]}, having a short, broad, and flattened body. Many species are known.

{Helmet shell} (Zo["o]l.), one of many species of tropical marine univalve shells belonging to {Cassis} and allied genera. Many of them are large and handsome; several are used for cutting as cameos, and hence are called {cameo shells}. See {King conch}.

{Helmet shrike} (Zo["o]l.), an African wood shrike of the genus {Prionodon}, having a large crest. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • helmet-shrike — ▪ bird  any of nine species of African songbirds (order Passeriformes) characterized by a forwardly directed crest on the forehead. Several Prionops species, often called red billed shrikes, were formerly separated in the genus Sigmodus. They are …   Universalium

  • helmet shrike — noun : any of various chiefly tropical Old World passerine birds related to and resembling the shrikes but usually isolated in a separate family (Prionopidae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow-crested Helmet-shrike — Taxobox name = Yellow crested Helmet shrike status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Prionopidae genus = Prionops species = P. alberti binomial = Prionops alberti… …   Wikipedia

  • Gabela Helmet-shrike — Taxobox name = Gabela Helmet shrike status = EN status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Prionopidae genus = Prionops species = P. gabela binomial = Prionops gabela binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Grey-crested Helmet-shrike — Taxobox name = Grey crested Helmet shrike status = NT | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Prionopidae genus = Prionops species = P. poliolophus binomial = Prionops… …   Wikipedia

  • chestnut-fronted helmet-shrike — rudakaktė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops scopifrons angl. chestnut fronted helmet shrike vok. Braunstirn Brillenwürger, m rus. краснолобый очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais à front roux, m… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Retz`s helmet-shrike — trispalvė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops retzii angl. Retz s helmet shrike vok. Dreifarben Brillenwürger, m rus. трёхцветный очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais de Retz, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Gabela helmet-shrike — angolinė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops gabela angl. Gabela helmet shrike vok. Gabelabrillenwürger, m rus. красноклювый очковый сорокопут, m pranc. bagadais de Gabela, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • rufous-bellied helmet-shrike — rusvapilvė šalminė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prionops rufiventris angl. rufous bellied helmet shrike vok. Gabunbrillenwürger, m pranc. bagadais à ventre roux, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šalminės… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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