noun Ornithology.

an axillary feather.

Nearby words

  1. axil,
  2. axile,
  3. axilemma,
  4. axilla,
  5. axillae,
  6. axillary,
  7. axillary artery,
  8. axillary bud,
  9. axillary cataract,
  10. axillary cavity

Origin of axillar

First recorded in 1535–45; axill(a) + -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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