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Definition of the noun picus

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noun - plural: -

  1. type genus of Picidae


Picus is a fictional character from 2006 film Beauty in Trouble.


Picus: In Roman mythology, Picus was the first king of Latium. He was known for his skill at augury and horsemanship. Picus was also described to be quite handsome, sought after by nymphs and naiads. The witch Circe attempted to seduce him with her charms and herbs while he was on a hunting trip, but he savagely rejected her. She turned him into a woodpecker for scorning her love. When his comrades accused Circe of her crime and demanded Picus' release, she turned them too into a variety of beasts. Picus' wife was Canens, a nymph. After Picus' transformation she wandered madly through the forest for 6 days until finally she laid down on the bank of the Tiber and died. They had one son, Faunus.

  • also known as 皮库斯

Phrases with Picus

Phrases starting with the word Picus:

  1. Picus canus
  2. Picus Major
  3. Picus Minor
  4. Picus Medius
  5. Picus Varius
  6. Picus awokera
  7. Picus rabieri
  8. picus viridis
  9. Picus Leucotos
  10. Picus mentalis
  11. Picus puniceus
  12. Picus Syriacus

Phrases ending with the word Picus:

  1. Belus Picus
  2. genus picus
  3. Conops Picus
  4. Lineus Picus
  5. Gaterin Picus
  6. Curculio Picus
  7. Eunogyra Picus
  8. Eurytoma Picus

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Google previewPrinciples of School Business Management (2015)

by Craig R. Wood, David C. Thompson, Lawrence O. Picus, Don I. Tharpe

Picus is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Southern California, specializing in school finance, school...

Google previewA Companion to Thomas More (2009)

by A. D. Cousins, Damian Grace

The Lyfe of Johan Picus is a fascinating text because it is enmeshed in a matrix of real, literary ...

Google preview5000 Years of Popular Culture (1980)

Popular Culture Before Printing by Fred E. H. Schroeder

'Picus is a Latin word which means "Woodpecker." •Medea of course is the subject of the famous tragedy by Euripides who wrote it in 431 B.C. Medea's magic is non-existent in this play except for the poisonous robe and chariot. It is purposely ...

Google previewPediatric Critical Care (2011)

by Bradley P. Fuhrman, Jerry J. Zimmerman

A second development illustrating the importance of QI and patient safety to PICUs is the national catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CA-BSI) team collaborative.7 This national initiative is focused on applying bundle tools to reduce ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance (2014)

by Dominic J. Brewer

Picus. 2012;and afellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), elected in2011. Brewer holds abachelor's degreein philosophy, politics, and economics from the University ofOxford, ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Picus martins. P. viridis. P. canus is also considered by some as a distinct species. P. major. P. minor. Gen. 2. Picoides of Lacep.–One of the outer hind toes wanting. Picus tridactylus. Gen. 3. Bill slightly arched, showing some similitude to the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1825)

Picus varius, the yellow-bellied woodpecker: variegated with black and white, belly yellow ; crown red. This woodpecker is about nine inches, long. All the upper side of its head is red; four stripes, alternately black and white, cover the space ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences by George Crabb

PICUS (Orn.) a genus of birds, Order Picas. Generic Character. Bill angular, straight; nostrils covered with recumbent setaceous feathers; tongue round and worm-shaped; tail feathers hard and rigid ; feet climbers. - Species. Birds of this genus ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

icus, a woodpecker: see Picus.]. A piculet. piculet (pik'ü-let), n. [& #' + -et.] Any one of the small soft-tailed woodpeckers of the subfamily Picumninae, family Picidae, of the £ Picumnus, Vivia, Sasia, and Verreauria. ee cut ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Picus, the Woodpecker, in ornitholo- PICUMNUS and Pilumnus, were two deities gy, a genus belonging to the order of picæ. The at Rome, who presided over the auspices required beak is straight, "and consists of many tides, and before the ...

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