- n. Plural form of axillar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Feathers connecting the under surface of the wing and the body, and concealed by the closed wing.
“The axillaries are the birds armpits which usually are unnoticeable on most birds excluding a few one of which is the robin.”
“These include McCann's skink (Oligosoma maccanni), various encrusting lichens, small cushion plants (Raoulia spp.), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), and prostrate shrubs like Muehlenbeckia axillaries.”
“I think we should not become axillaries of justice, but we should do what we canto help.”
“The bright yellow of the edge of the wings, under coverts and axillaries is seldom seen, on account of the extreme wariness of the bird.”
“] Crest, axillaries, retrices, nape, mantle, scapulars, and wing coverts are some unusual names of the birds anatomy.”
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