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taxonomic synonym of passeriformes


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plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from plural of Latin passer sparrow

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“Passeres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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