passerine

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæsərən/, /ˈpæsəriːn/, /ˈpæsəraɪn/

Etymology[edit]

Latin passerinus (of sparrows), from passer + -inus

Noun[edit]

passerine (plural passerines)

  1. Any bird of the order Passeriformes, which comprises more than half of all bird species.

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Adjective[edit]

passerine (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to a passerine or perching bird.

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