Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a sparrow; sparrow-like; bird-like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like or belonging to the Passeres.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sparrow-like in form or structure; pertaining to oscine Passeres or Passeriformes, or having their characters; passerine in a strict sense.

Etymologies

From Latin passer ("sparrow"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The researcher explains that this phenomenon "could be due to the flow of species coming from the rest of Europe and the north of Africa, which would increase the variety of species near the Pyrenean isthmus (passeriform birds) and the Straits of Gibraltar

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  • You're irreplaceable, jennarenn.

    March 31, 2009

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    March 31, 2009

  • Ah yes, I remembered after posting (but while I was away from my computer) your lovely icon from many moons ago. Apologies, St. Bilby.

    P.S. what page was that on, anyhow? *snaps fingers* Yoo-hoo, Wordiehistorian!

    P.P.S. Oh yeah. Bilby.

    March 28, 2009

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    I have a feeling GodReesetee Merry Gentlemen was on the Wordie jukebox at the Verbal Arms during the Chrismtas season.

    March 28, 2009

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    March 28, 2009

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    March 27, 2009

  • It's probably because I went with passerine instead. But what the hell; I'll add it somewhere.

    Signed, The ReeseTee

    March 27, 2009

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    March 27, 2009

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    March 27, 2009

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    March 27, 2009