penduline

1 of 2

adjective

pen·​du·​line
ˈpenjələ̇n,
-ˌlīn
: constructing hanging nests

penduline

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: a penduline bird

Word History

Etymology

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 25 Jun. 2024.

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