- given to scratching the ground for food, as chickens; gallinaceous.
- pertaining to a bird's foot adapted for scratching.
Origin of rasorial
Examples from the Web for rasorial
Historical Examples of rasorial
Two pigeons and four species of quail are all the rasorial birds in the island; the true gallinaceous birds being wholly wanting.
There is the same need for a substitute for rasorial, which is only applicable to birds.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
For want of a better term, we must call this the Rasorial type, as it corresponds to that Ornithological group.
- (of birds such as domestic poultry) adapted for scratching the ground for food