Lamellirostral
Lamellirostral Lam`el*li*ros"tral, a. [Lamella + rostral : cf. F. lamellirostre.] (Zo["o]l.) Having a lamellate bill, as ducks and geese. [1913 Webster]

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  • lamellirostral — [lə mel΄i räs′trāt΄lə mel΄i räs′trəl] adj. [< ModL lamellirostris: see LAMELLI & ROSTRAL] of certain waterfowl, as ducks, geese, and swans, with lamellate strainers on the inner edge of the bill: also lamellirostrate [lə mel΄i räs′trāt΄] …   English World dictionary

  • lamellirostral —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: lamell + rostral : having a bill with transverse toothlike ridges inside the edges ducks and other lamellirostral birds …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamellirostral — /leuh mel euh ros treuhl/, adj. Ornith. having a beak equipped with thin plates or lamellae for straining water and mud from food, as the ducks, geese, swans, and flamingos. Also, lamellirostrate /leuh mel euh ros trayt/. [1825 35; < NL… …   Universalium

  • lamellirostral — la·mel·li·rostral …   English syllables

  • lamellirostral — /ləmɛliˈrɒstrəl/ (say luhmelee rostruhl) adjective having a beak equipped with thin plates or lamellae for straining water and mud from food, as ducks, geese, swans, and flamingos. Also, lamellirostrate. {Latin lāmelli thin plate + rostral} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sifter — Sift er, n. 1. One who, or that which, sifts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose; so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamell? of the beak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sifter — noun a) A tool for sifting, especially one for powdered cooking ingredients b) any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose, so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamellae of the beak …   Wiktionary

  • Südinsel-Riesengans — (Cnemiornis calcitrans) Systematik Ordnung: Gänsevögel (Anseriformes) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • odontorhynchous — ō|däntə|riŋkəs adjective Etymology: odont + rhynch + ous : lamellirostral …   Useful english dictionary

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