non·​pas·​ser·​ine ˌnän-ˈpa-sə-ˌrīn How to pronounce nonpasserine (audio)
: not passerine
especially : of, relating to, or being any of various arboreal birds (such as pigeons, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and kingfishers) that are not passerines

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Recent Examples on the Web Score: humans, 1, nonpasserine birds, 0. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 28 Mar. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpasserine was circa 1909

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“Nonpasserine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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