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Meaning of PASSERINE

Pronunciation:  'pasurin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
  2. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds
 

PASSERINE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: passeriform bird
 
 Antonyms: nonpasserine
 
 See Also: bird, broadbill, jenny wren, lyrebird, order Passeriformes, oscine, oscine bird, Passeriformes, scrub bird, scrubbird, sparrow, true sparrow, tyrannid, wren

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pas"ser*ine\, a. [L. passerinus, fr. passer a
    sparrow.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Of or pertaining to the Passeres.
    
          The columbine, gallinaceous, and passerine tribes
          people the fruit trees.                  --Sydney
                                                   Smith.
    
    
  2. \Pas"ser*ine\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the Passeres.
    
    
 

 

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