Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of axillar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Feathers connecting the under surface of the wing and the body, and concealed by the closed wing.

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Examples

  • The axillaries are the birds armpits which usually are unnoticeable on most birds excluding a few one of which is the robin.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • These include McCann's skink (Oligosoma maccanni), various encrusting lichens, small cushion plants (Raoulia spp.), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), and prostrate shrubs like Muehlenbeckia axillaries.

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • I think we should not become axillaries of justice, but we should do what we canto help.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2002

  • 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.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • [2]] Crest, axillaries, retrices, nape, mantle, scapulars, and wing coverts are some unusual names of the birds anatomy.

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