A name, produced from Buffon as well as other French naturalists, equal to barbet in almost any of senses for the second, because applied to wild birds either associated with the household Bucconidæ or family Capitonidæ. See these words, and barbet.
plural The birds for the family members Capitonidæ alone, as distinguished from Bucconidæ.
The thread-fin, Polydactylus virginicus.
discovered along western Atlantic coast
A name, based on Buffon and other French naturalists, comparable to barbet in any of senses of the second, because put on wild birds either of this family Bucconidæ or household Capitonidæ. See these words, and barbet.
plural The birds of household Capitonidæ alone, as distinguished from the Bucconidæ.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...