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noun Ornithology.
  1. an axillary feather.
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Origin of axillar

First recorded in 1535–45; axill(a) + -ar1
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Examples from the Web for axillar

Historical Examples

  • Any doubt arising as to which species a specimen may belong can easily be settled by an examination of the axillar plumes.

    Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast

    Harry Thom Payne

  • The scales are large, with a long dorsal bract, and fall from the axillar spindle of the cone in the spring of the second year.

    Woodland Gleanings

    Charles Tilt