2. [syn: Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, percher]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Percher \Perch"er\, n. [From Perch, v. i.]
1. One who, or that which, perches. --J. Burroughs.
2. One of the Insessores.
3. [From Perch a pole.] A Paris candle anciently used in
England; also, a large wax candle formerly set upon the
altar. [Obs.] --Bailey.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person situated on a perch
2: a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches);
this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists [syn:
Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, percher]