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mĕlancŏryphos , i, m., = μελαγκόρυφος (having a black crown),
I.the black cap, the name of a kind of snipe, Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86: genus avium, quae Latine vocantur atricapillae, eo, quod summa eorum capita nigra sunt, Paul. ex Fest. p. 124, 15 Müll.; Plin. 10, 29, 44, § 86.
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