[gre-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]

adjective Zoology.

adapted for walking, as the feet of some birds.

Origin of gressorial

1835–45; < Latin gress(us), past participle of gradī to walk + -orial, as in grallatorial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gressorial




(of the feet of certain birds) specialized for walking
(of birds, such as the ostrich) having such feet

Word Origin for gressorial

C19: from New Latin gressōrius, from gressus having walked, from gradī to step
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