Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In general, having a decurved bill, as a curlew or creeper.
  • Specifically, having a crooked, cruciate bill, as the crossbills; metagnathous. See cut under crossbill.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having a crooked beak, as the crossbill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Having a crooked beak

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