Origin of passerine
Related formsnon·pas·ser·ine, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for passerine
Turdus, tur′dus, n. a genus of Passerine birds of the Turdid family, the thrushes.
Finch, finsh, n. a name applied to many Passerine birds, esp.
Most ornithologists agree that some of the passerine families of current classifications are artificial groups.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
On Karindingen Island this was the only passerine bird seen.Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
Passerine birds, now generally called Insessores, or Perching-birds.Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams