Insessor
Insessor In*ses"sor, n.; pl. {Insessores}. [See {Insessores}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the {Insessores}. The group includes most of the common singing birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • Insessor — In|ses|sor der; s, ...oren <aus lat. insessor »Besetzer« zu insidere »bewohnen«; vgl. ↑...or> Nesthocker (Zool.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • insessor — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Insessores — Insessor In*ses sor, n.; pl. {Insessores}. [See {Insessores}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the {Insessores}. The group includes most of the common singing birds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insessores — In ses*so res, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. insessor, lit., one who sits down, fr. incidere. See {Insession}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of birds, formerly established to include the perching birds, but now generally regarded as an artificial group. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insessorial — /in seuh sawr ee euhl, sohr /, adj. 1. adapted for perching, as a bird s foot. 2. habitually perching, as a bird. 3. of or pertaining to birds that perch. [1830 40; < NL Insessor(es) the perching birds (L: perchers, equiv. to insed , var. s. of… …   Universalium

  • Nesthocker — ↑Insessor …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • insessorial — /ɪnsɛˈsɔriəl/ (say inse sawreeuhl) adjective 1. adapted for perching, as a bird s foot. 2. habitually perching, as a bird. 3. of or relating to birds that perch. {New Latin Insessorēs the perching birds (considered as an order), plural of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • insessorial — [in΄se sôr′ē əl] adj. [< ModL Insessores, pl., perching birds < L insessor, occupant, lit., one who sits in or on < insidere (see INSIDIOUS) + IAL] adapted for perching, as a bird s foot or claw: also said of birds that frequently perch …   English World dictionary

  • in|ses|so|ri|al — «IHN seh SR ee uhl, SOHR », adjective. 1. habitually perching, as certain birds do. 2. adapted for perching: »insessorial feet. ╂[< Latin īnsessor, ōris occupant (< īnsidēre < in on + sedēre sit) + English ial] …   Useful english dictionary

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