Insessores

plural noun

In·​ses·​so·​res
ˌinˌseˈsōr(ˌ)ēz
in former classifications
: an order of birds that have the feet adapted for perching including the Passeres and many others

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Insessores. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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