insessorial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From modern Latin Insessores ‘perchers’, from Latin insidere ‘sit upon’, from in- + sedere ‘sit’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnsɛˈsɔːɹɪəl/

Adjective[edit]

insessorial

  1. pertaining to a member of the Order Insessores, or perching birds; perching or designed for perching
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      Bruno stood by the fire of sticks and pineknots, nursing his coffee, his cock snub and insessorial in the codpiece of his curt briefs.