cacicus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of United states oscine passerine birds, the caciques, of the family Icteridæ, comprehending numerous species of Mexico and Central and south usa, typical forms of which may have a big bill, really stout within base, rising upon the forehead somewhat like a casque. These types of tend to be C. persicus (Linnæus) and C. hæmorrhous (Linnæus). Now generally spelled Cassicus.
    • A genus of Coleoptera, of family members Melasomidæ.
    • a genus of tropical American orioles

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