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View synonyms for avian

avian

[ ey-vee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to birds.


avian

/ ˈeɪvɪən /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a bird


avian

/ āvē-ən /

  1. Relating to birds.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of avian1

First recorded in 1865–70; avi- + -an

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Word History and Origins

Origin of avian1

C19: from Latin avis bird

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Example Sentences

Ornithologists and other bird experts across the country agree that cleaning your feeder several times a week and maintaining the ground below can help your avian neighbors stay healthy.

She ushered me into a covid-free realm of sycamores, sparrows and sky — my surrogate city, with interspecies theater and avian symphonies.

In December, Japan suffered its worst avian flu outbreak on record, which led to the culling of 5 million chickens.

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His daughter, Hildegarde, became an avian paleontologist, expert in the fossilized birds found in the La Brea Tar Pits.

What you saw with avian influenza was a direct consequence of how much poultry was being produced to feed people.

“Vicious pecking, avian hysteria, mysterious deaths, and even cannibalism” are the results, he writes.

There are so many avian-influenza people that are involved in this effort.

You were commended after the avian flu pandemic for your ability to forge such close friendships with international leaders.

These men are like avian pied pipers" who lure problem birds out of the trees and "send them spiraling over the sloughs.

This is a worrisome phenomenon, especially as major health threats like avian and swine flu grow in importance.

It seemed to be inspecting them as a smaller avian might inspect a bug crawling across a road.

Perhaps sir can inform inquirer, in such case, what is curious avian object?

Myology and serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae, a taxonomic study.

The large grey shrikes add the clamour of their courtship to the avian chorus.

Thus on the 1st of May the avian population of India is less by many millions than it was at the beginning of April.

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