plural noun

in former classifications
: an order of birds that have the feet adapted for perching including the Passeres and many others

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin, plural of insessor waylayer (literally, one that sits on), from Latin insessus (past participle) + -or

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“Insessores.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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