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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Latin, plural of altrix nourisher. (Wiktionary)

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