[ruh-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]
- given to scratching the ground for food, as chickens; gallinaceous.
- pertaining to a bird's foot adapted for scratching.
Origin of rasorial
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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
C19: from New Latin Rasores such birds, from Latin rādere to scrape