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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

P`ASSERINE, a. [L. passer, a sparrow.] Pertaining to sparrows, or to the order of birds to which sparrows belong, the Passeres.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds [ant: nonpasserine] n
1: perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless [syn: passerine, passeriform bird]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin passerinus of sparrows, from passer sparrow Date: 1776 of or relating to the largest order (Passeriformes) of birds which includes over half of all living birds and consists chiefly of altricial songbirds of perching habits compare oscine passerine noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. any perching bird of the order Passeriformes, having feet with three toes pointing forward and one pointing backwards, including sparrows and most land birds. --adj. 1 of or relating to this order. 2 of the size of a sparrow. Etymology: L passer sparrow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Passerine Pas"ser*ine, a. [L. passerinus, fr. passer a sparrow.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Passeres. The columbine, gallinaceous, and passerine tribes people the fruit trees. --Sydney Smith.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Passerine Pas"ser*ine, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Passeres.

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