plural noun Scan·so·res \skanˈsōˌrēz\

Definition of Scansores

in former classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of scansores

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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