passerine

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adjective pas·ser·ine \ ˈpa-sə-ˌrīn \

Definition of passerine

:of or relating to the largest order (Passeriformes) of birds which includes over half of all living birds and consists chiefly of altricial songbirds of perching habits — compare oscine

passerine

noun

Origin and Etymology of passerine

Latin passerinus of sparrows, from passer sparrow


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