from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a cultrate bill; having a bill shaped somewhat like the colter of a plow, or adapted for cutting like a knife: as, cultrirostral oscine birds.
  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Cultrirostres.
  • Also, erroneously, cultirostral.


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  • Having a bill shaped like a knife or coulter, as with certain grallatorial birds (e.g., herons and storks).

    September 2, 2008

  • I'm going to use this word at work today, and pretend that it means "returning to the culture of one's youth." I bet I can get the whole department using it. Mwahahaha...

    September 2, 2008

  • You'll let us know how that goes, I hope. *twirling nonexistent moustache*

    Oh, and be sure to suggest that the next company outing be a grallatorial one. Everyone loves to barbecue.

    September 2, 2008

  • *idea*

    September 2, 2008

  • Uh oh. ;->

    September 2, 2008