trochilus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rubythroat \Ru"by*throat`\, n. (Zool.)
   Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to
   Trochilus, Calypte, Stellula, and allies, in which the
   male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers
   having metallic reflections; esp., the common humming bird of
   the Eastern United States (Trochilus colubris).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trochilus \Troch"i*lus\, n.; pl. Trochili. [L. trochilus a
   kind of small bird. Gr. ?, fr. ? to run.]
   1. (Zool.)
      (a) A genus of humming birds. It Formerly included all the
          known species.
      (b) Any one of several species of wrens and kinglets.
          [Obs.]
      (c) The crocodile bird.
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   2. (Arch.) An annular molding whose section is concave, like
      the edge of a pulley; -- called also scotia.
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