suboscine

[ suhb-os-in, -ahyn ]
/ sʌbˈɒs ɪn, -aɪn /
Ornithology

adjective

of or relating to birds of the suborder Suboscines, of the order Passeriformes, comprising the supposedly more primitive members of the order, with less well developed vocal organs than the oscine birds.

noun

a suboscine bird.

Nearby words

  1. subordinating conjunction,
  2. subordination,
  3. subordinationism,
  4. suborn,
  5. subornation of perjury,
  6. subotica,
  7. suboxide,
  8. subpapular,
  9. subpar,
  10. subperiosteal amputation

Origin of suboscine


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