Extinction Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Extinction


  1. bald eagle once on verge of extinction, this bird is now protected; still an endangered species. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  2. dinosaur dinosaurs died out, unable to adapt to environmental change. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  3. dodo large, flightless bird exterminated on Mauritius. [Ecology: Wallechinsky, 131]
  4. great auk hunters killed such large numbers, these birds became extinct in 1840s. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  5. heath hen human settlement of U.S. Atlantic Coast contributed to the extinction of these birds. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  6. Last of the Mohicans, The novel foreseeing the extinction of various Indian tribes. [Am. Lit.: The Last of the Mohicans]
  7. mastodon similar to the elephant, the mastodon is now extinct. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  8. moa large ostrichlike bird, hunted chiefly for its food; it died out in 1914. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  9. passenger pigeon hunted to extinction by 1914; vast numbers once darkened American skies during migratory flights. [Ecology: EB, VII: 786]
  10. saber-toothed tiger wild cat that died out about 12,000 years ago. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]
  11. Last of the Barons, The portrays England’s brilliant aristocracy as dying breed (1470s). [Br. Lit.: The Last of the Barons, Magill I, 492–494]
  12. whale many species in danger of extinction, owing to massive hunting. [Ecology: Hammond, 290]