A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists; And Compendium of Useful Knowledge for Ornithologists

A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists; And Compendium of Useful Knowledge for Ornithologists

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the frontal points are called antice. (See plate XII. fig. I.) Frugiv'orous (Ii.frugi'vorus), a. Fruit-eating. Fulig'inous (L. fuligino'sus), n. or a. Sooty brown, or dark smoke-color. Fulves'cent (li.fulves'cens), a. Inclining to a fulvous color. FuTvous (li.ful'vus), n. A rather indefinite brownish yellow, or yellowish brown tint, like tanned leather; tawny. Fur'cate (L.furca'tus), a. Forked. Fus'cous (L.fus'cus), n. or a. Dark brown, of a rather indefinite shade. Fu'siform (L. fusifor'mis), a. Spindle-shaped, or tapering at each end. (Plate XVI. fig. 13.) G. Gal'eate (L. galea'tus), a. Helmeted, or armed or ornamented with a frontal shield, as the Gallinules, Coots, Cassowaries, etc. Gallina'cea (L.), n. A name of the Fowl tribe, or Order Gallinete of some authors. Gallina'ceous (L. gallina'ceus), a. Belonging to the Order Gallinacea or Gallinece, or that which embraces the domestic fowl and kindred birds. Having the characteristics or nature of the Gallinece. Gall'-stone Yellow, n. A very strong brownish yellow, somewhat like yellow ochre, but transparent, and much brighter in its paler tints. (Aureolin, raw sienna, and cadmium-orange.) (Plate V. fig. 6.) Gam'boge Yellow, n. A pure yellow color, of a lemon tint; less intense and somewhat less pure than the lighter cadmiums, but very transparent. The pigment thus called is the concreted juice of the Hebradendron cambogioides, a plant which grows in Cambodia. (Plate VI. fig. 10.) Gape (L. ric'tus), n. The opening of the mouth. Gastrae'um (L.), n. The lower parts, collectively. Gen'a (L.), n. The cheek, or feathered portion of the lower jaw. Gen'era, n. Plural of Genus. Gener'ic, a. Pertaining to a Genus. Gen'esis, n. In biological science, the derivation or origin of a form, whether by...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
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  • English
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  • 123656815X
  • 9781236568151