from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ornithology: A supplementary feather growing out of a feather; the hypoptilum.
- noun The shaft of such a supplementary feather. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun ornithology An accessory
plumearising from the posteriorof the contour feathers of many birds.
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- noun a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds
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