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conirostral

[koh-ni-ros-truh l, kon-i-] /ˌkoʊ nɪˈrɒs trəl, ˌkɒn ɪ-/
adjective, Ornithology.
1.
having a conical bill, as a finch.
Origin of conirostral
1830-1840
1830-40; coni- (combining form of Latin cōnus cone) + rostral
Related forms
coniroster
[koh-ni-ros-ter, kon-i-] /ˌkoʊ nɪˈrɒs tər, ˌkɒn ɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • The conirostral Passerin are characterised by a strong, robust beak, more or less conical, and without notches.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

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