Definitions for rasorialrəˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra•so•ri•alrəˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-(adj.)

  1. given to scratching the ground for food, as chickens.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. adapted for scratching, as a bird's foot.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of rasorial:

1830–40; < NL Rasor(es) formerly an order of such birds, LL rāsorēs, pl. of rāsor scratcher < L rādere to scrape, scratch


  1. rasorial(Adjective)

    Scratching the ground for food, as domestic fowl or other gallinaceous birds.

  2. rasorial(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the now obsolete order Rasores.

  3. Origin: From Rasores, the taxonomic order of birds including chickens and other poultry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rasorial(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic fowl, partridge, quail, and the like


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