[ mee-rops ]
/ ˈmi rɒps /
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(in the Iliad) a Percosian augur who foresaw and unsuccessfully tried to prevent the death of his sons in the Trojan War.
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Words nearby Merops
meromorphic, meronym, Merope, meropia, meroplankton, Merops, meros, -merous, Merovingian, merozoite, Merriam
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How to use Merops in a sentence
On the sandy path is a company of green bee-eaters (Merops viridis) engaged in dust-bath operations.Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
Even more like living emeralds are the little green bee-eaters (Merops viridis), whose feeble twitter may emanate from any tree.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
It perches in a very erect manner making swoops and sallies after insects precisely as Merops.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
I allude to the blue-tailed species (Merops philippinus), which also occurs in Madras.
If I have a favourite bird it is the little green bee-eater (Merops viridis).