Argus Grayi
Argus Ar"gus, prop. n. [L. Argus, Gr. ?.] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock's tail. [1913 Webster]

2. One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species ({Argus giganteus}) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species {Argus Grayi} inhabits Borneo. [1913 Webster]


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