Insessorial
Insessorial In`ses*so"ri*al, a. (Zo["o]l.) 1. Pertaining to, or having the character of, perching birds. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging or pertaining to the {Insessores}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • insessorial — adjective /ɪnsɛˈsɔːɹɪəl/ pertaining to a member of the Order Insessores, or perching birds; perching or designed for perching , 1974: Bruno stood by the fire of sticks and pineknots, nursing his coffee, his cock snub and insessorial in the… …   Wiktionary

  • insessorial — |inˌse|sōrēəl adjective 1. [Latin insessus (past participle) + English orial, as in raptorial] : perching or adapted for perching insessorial feet 2. [New Latin Insessores + English …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • insessorial — a. (Ornith.) Perching …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • insessorial — in·ses·so·ri·al …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Cinclus aquaticus — Water ousel Wa ter ou sel, Water ouzel Wa ter ou zel . (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus {Cinclus} (or {Hydrobates}), especially the European water ousel ({Cinclus aquaticus}), and the American water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cinclus Mexicanus — Water ousel Wa ter ou sel, Water ouzel Wa ter ou zel . (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus {Cinclus} (or {Hydrobates}), especially the European water ousel ({Cinclus aquaticus}), and the American water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corcorax melanorhamphus — Waybung Way bung , n. (Zo[ o]l.) An Australian insessorial bird ({Corcorax melanorhamphus}) noted for the curious actions of the male during the breeding season. It is black with a white patch on each wing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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