from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Singing birds; a group of the Passeres, having numerous syringeal muscles, conferring musical ability.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A suborder of birds of the order Passeres, the Passeres acromyodi, a group of singing birds, characterized by having several distinct pairs of intrinsic muscles of the syrinx inserted into the ends of the upper bronchial half-rings, constituting a complex and effective musical apparatus.
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- n. two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
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