noun or·ni·thos·co·py \-pē\

Definition of ornithoscopy



  1. 1 :  ornithomancy

  2. 2 :  bird-watching would alternate ornithoscopy with entomology — Rose Macaulay

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Origin and Etymology of ornithoscopy

Greek ornithoskopia, from ornithoskopos predicting by observing the flight of birds (from ornith- + skopos observer—from skopein to view, watch—) + -ia -y — more at spy

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