Pas·​ser·​es | \ ˈpasəˌrēz \

Definition of Passeres

 (Entry 1 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of passeriformes


plural noun
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Definition of Passeres (Entry 2 of 2)

: a very large suborder of Passeriformes comprising the typical singing birds that have a specialized vocal apparatus with four or five pairs of diacromyodian syringeal muscles

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History and Etymology for Passeres

New Latin, from plural of Latin passer sparrow

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“Passeres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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