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Adjective: passerine  pa-su-rin
  1. Relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds
Noun: passerine  pa-su-rin
  1. 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
    - passeriform bird

Derived forms: passerines

Type of: bird, birdie [informal]

Antonym: nonpasserine

Part of: order Passeriformes, Passeriformes

Encyclopedia: Passerine