plural noun
Scan·​so·​res | \ skanˈsōˌrēz \

Definition of Scansores

in former classifications
: an order of birds having the toes two before and two behind and including the parrots, woodpeckers, cuckoos, trogons, and toucans

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History and Etymology for Scansores

New Latin, literally, climbers, plural of scansor, from (assumed) Latin scansus (past participle of Latin scandere to climb) + Latin -or

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“Scansores.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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