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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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;
[syn: passerine, passeriform bird]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Passerine \Pas"ser*ine\, a. [L. passerinus, fr. passer a sparrow.] (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Passeres. [1913 Webster] The columbine, gallinaceous, and passerine tribes people the fruit trees. --Sydney Smith. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Passerine \Pas"ser*ine\, n. (Zool.) One of the Passeres. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

passerine adj 1: relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds [ant: nonpasserine] n 1: 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 [syn: passerine, passeriform bird]




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