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English adjective: passerine

1. passerine relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds


English noun: passerine

1. passerine (animal) perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless

Synonymspasseriform bird

Broader (hypernym)bird

Narrower (hyponym)broadbill, jenny wren, lyrebird, oscine, oscine bird, scrub bird, scrub-bird, scrubbird, sparrow, true sparrow, tyrannid, wren

Member meronymorder Passeriformes, Passeriformes

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