Definitions for rasorialrəˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ra•so•ri•alrəˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-(adj.)
given to scratching the ground for food, as chickens.
adapted for scratching, as a bird's foot.
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
Scratching the ground for food, as domestic fowl or other gallinaceous birds.
Pertaining to the now obsolete order Rasores.
Origin: From Rasores, the taxonomic order of birds including chickens and other poultry.
of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic fowl, partridge, quail, and the like