penduline

adjective
pen·​du·​line | \ ˈpenjələ̇n, -ˌlīn \

Definition of penduline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: constructing hanging nests

penduline

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of penduline (Entry 2 of 2)

: a penduline bird

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History and Etymology for penduline

Adjective

New Latin pendulinus (specific epithet of Anthoscopus pendulinus, genus of titmice), from Latin pendulus hanging, pendent + -inus -ine

Noun

New Latin Pendulinus, a genus of titmice (Aegithalos) in former classifications, from Latin pendulus + -inus -ine

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“Penduline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penduline. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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