Troch"i*lus (?), n.; pl. Trochili (#). [L.trochilus a kind of small bird. Gr. , fr. to run.]

1. Zool. (a)

A genus of humming birds. It Formerly included all the known species.


Any one of several species of wrens and kinglets.

[Obs.] (c)

The crocodile bird.

2. Arch.

An annular molding whose section is concave, like the edge of a pulley; -- called also scotia.


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