[ in-suh-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr- ]
/ ˌɪn səˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr- /
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adapted for perching, as a bird's foot.
habitually perching, as a bird.
of or relating to birds that perch.
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Words nearby insessorial
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Example sentences from the Web for insessorial
His physical construction closely resembles that of his insessorial brethren, most of whom go when he comes.
Alau′da, a genus of insessorial birds, which includes the larks.
British Dictionary definitions for insessorial
/ (ˌɪnsɛˈsɔːrɪəl) /
(of feet or claws) adapted for perching
(of birds) having insessorial feet
Word Origin for insessorial
C19: from New Latin Insessōrēs birds that perch, from Latin: perchers, from insidēre to sit upon, from sedēre to sit
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