Dentirostral
Dentirostral Den`ti*ros"tral, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a toothed bill; -- applied to a group of passerine birds, having the bill notched, and feeding chiefly on insects, as the shrikes and vireos. See Illust. (N) under {Beak}. [1913 Webster]

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  • dentirostral — /den ti ros treuhl/, adj. Ornith. having a toothlike projection on the cutting edge of the bill, as falcons and shrikes. [1835 45; DENTI + ROSTRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • dentirostral — den·ti·ros·tral …   English syllables

  • dentirostral — /dɛntiˈrɒstrəl/ (say dentee rostruhl) adjective Ornithology having a tooth like or notched projection on the bill …   Australian English dictionary

  • dentirostral — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dentiroster — Den ti*ros ter, n.; pl. {Dentirostres}. [NL., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth + rostrum bill, beak: cf. F. dentirostre.] (Zo[ o]l.) A dentirostral bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dentirostrate — Den ti*ros trate, a. Dentirostral. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dentirostres — Dentiroster Den ti*ros ter, n.; pl. {Dentirostres}. [NL., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth + rostrum bill, beak: cf. F. dentirostre.] (Zo[ o]l.) A dentirostral bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laniidae — noun shrikes • Syn: ↑family Laniidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑suborder Passeres …   Useful english dictionary

  • dentirostrate — adjective see dentirostral …   Useful english dictionary

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