Insessores

plural noun
In·​ses·​so·​res | \ ˌinˌseˈsōr(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of Insessores

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Insessores

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Insessores

Dictionary Entries Near Insessores

in session

Insessores

insessorial

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Insessores

Cite this Entry

“Insessores.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Insessores. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!