pulveratricious

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pulveratricious (comparative more pulveratricious, superlative most pulveratricious)

  1. (obsolete, rare, of birds) nesting on the ground
    • 1738, Eleazar Albin, William Derham, A natural history of birds, The Pheaſant. Phaſianus:
      a thick Membrane connects the Toes, which is not found in any other of the pulveratricious Birds; the Legs are armed with the Spurs ſhort ſharp and black.