- hanging, as the nests of certain birds.
- building a hanging nest.
Origin of pensile
Related Words for pensiledrooping, jutting, pendulous, projecting, suspended, beetling, pendent, swinging
Examples from the Web for pensile
Historical Examples of pensile
They were of the species known as the “pensile weaver-bird” (Ploceus pensilis).The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
They were of the species known as the “pensile weaver-bird.”Popular Adventure Tales
There it hung, like a hermits beard, from the pensile branch.Pictures of Southern Life
William Howard Russell
Be careful to distinguish between pencil, an instrument for writing, and pensile, meaning hanging down.
Other species of Polybia build nests different in shape and arrangement, though still of the pensile character.Insect Architecture
- ornithol designating or building a hanging nestpensile birds