[in-suh-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]
- adapted for perching, as a bird's foot.
- habitually perching, as a bird.
- of or relating to birds that perch.
Origin of insessorial
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Alau′da, a genus of insessorial birds, which includes the larks.
His physical construction closely resembles that of his insessorial brethren, most of whom go when he comes.
- (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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