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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ornithology, one of the primary divisions of the class Aves, or birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) Nursers, -- a term applied to those birds whose young are hatched in a very immature and helpless condition, so as to require the care of their parents for some time; -- opposed to præcoces.

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  • noun zoology nursers; those birds whose young are hatched in a very immature and helpless condition, so as to require the care of their parents for some time.

Etymologies

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Latin, plural of altrix nourisher.

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