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ˈpæs ər ɪn, -əˌraɪn, -əˌrinpasser·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passerine, passeriform birdadjective

    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

  2. passerineadjective

    relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds

Wiktionary

  1. passerinenoun

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

    Etymology: passerinus, from passer + -inus

  2. passerineadjective

    Of, or relating to a passerine or perching bird.

    Etymology: passerinus, from passer + -inus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passerineadjective

    of or pertaining to the Passeres

    Etymology: [L. passerinus, fr. passer a sparrow.]

  2. Passerinenoun

    one of the Passeres

    Etymology: [L. passerinus, fr. passer a sparrow.]

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  1. Passerine

    A passerine is a bird of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than half of all bird species. Sometimes known as perching birds or, less accurately, as songbirds, the passerines form one of the most diverse terrestrial vertebrate orders; with over 5,000 identified species, it has roughly twice as many species as the largest of the mammal orders, the Rodentia. It contains more than 110 families, the second most of any order of vertebrates. The names "passerines" and "Passeriformes" are derived from Passer domesticus, the scientific name of the eponymous species and ultimately from the Latin term passer for Passer sparrows and similar small birds.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passerine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passerine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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