rictal bristle


noun

a bristlelike feather growing from the base of a bird's bill.

Nearby words

  1. ricochet,
  2. ricoeur,
  3. ricotta,
  4. ricrac,
  5. rics,
  6. rictus,
  7. rid,
  8. rid of,
  9. ridable,
  10. riddance

Origin of rictal bristle

1815–25; rictal, equivalent to rict(us) + -al1

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