axillar

[ ak-suh-ler ]
/ ˈæk sə lər /

noun Ornithology.

an axillary feather.

Origin of axillar

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

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

  • 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