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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. two names for the suborder of typical songbirds;
[syn: Oscines, suborder Oscines, Passeres, suborder Passeres]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oscines \Os"ci*nes\, n. pl. [L. oscen, -inis.] (Zool.) Singing birds; a group of the Passeres, having numerous syringeal muscles, conferring musical ability. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Oscines n 1: two names for the suborder of typical songbirds [syn: Oscines, suborder Oscines, Passeres, suborder Passeres]