Definition of Nycticorax in English:

Nycticorax

noun

Zoology
  • A genus comprising the typical night herons. Also formerly (in form nycticorax): a bird of this genus.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. From post-classical Latin nycticorax nocturnal bird, night-owl or night-raven from ancient Greek νυκτικόραξ long-eared owl from νυκτι- + κόραξ raven.

Pronunciation

Nycticorax

/nɪkˈtɪkəraks/