[ gre-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr- ]
/ grɛˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr- /
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adapted for walking, as the feet of some birds.
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Origin of gressorial
1835–45; <Latin gress(us), past participle of gradī to walk + -orial, as in grallatorial
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British Dictionary definitions for gressorial
/ (ɡrɛˈsɔːrɪəl) /
(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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